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Exoplanet Comparison SWEEPS-04 b.png
Size comparison of SWEEPS-04 with Jupiter.
Parent star
Star SWEEPS J175853.92−291120.6
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension (α) 17h 58m 53.92s
Declination (δ) −29° 11′ 20.6″
Apparent magnitude (mV) 18.8
Distance 22000 ly
(6600 pc)
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.055 AU
Orbital period (P) 4.2 d
Inclination (i) >87°
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) <3.8 MJ
Radius (r) 0.81±0.1 RJ
Discovery information
Discovery date October 4, 2006
Discoverer(s) Sahu et al.
Discovery method Transit
Discovery status Confirmed
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

SWEEPS-04 is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star SWEEPS J175853.92−291120.6 in the constellation Sagittarius approximately 27,710 light years away (based on a distance modulus of 14.1) from the Solar System, making it (along with SWEEPS-11) the most distant exoplanet(s) known.[1] This planet was found in 2006 by the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS) program that uses the transit method.

The upper limit on the planet's mass is 3.8 times the mass of Jupiter. The best fit radius is 0.81 times that of Jupiter, but the uncertainty in this value is large, around 12%. It orbits at an average distance of 8,200,000 km (0.055 AU) from the parent star, taking 4.2 days to revolve around it.

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Media related to SWEEPS-04 at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: Sky map 17h 58m 54s, −29° 11′ 21″