Talk:List of exoplanetary host stars

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Missing stars[edit]

It seems to me that some prominent stars are missing from the list, notably Fomalhaut. Is there a reason for the absence, or should I add it? Dotancohen (talk) 11:42, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

The only claimed planet around Fomalhaut was imaged in visible light but further observations in infrared cast doubt on planet's existence. PlanetStar 20:43, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
I see, thanks. Perhaps these suspected stars should be included, with a footnote mentioning the doubt. Dotancohen (talk) 14:34, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
This page only lists 723 planets. The NASA exoplanet archive shows 800 confirmed exoplanets. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Fomalhaut b is now confirmed. --Artman40 (talk) 09:07, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
Kepler-47 is not listed and the link shows that it has two planets around it. This should probably be added though I don't know all the particulars. Perhaps someone else could add it? Dismas|(talk) 04:09, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Metallicity of Alpha Centauri[edit]

Tcgriffen put down a metallicity of 13 for Alpha Centauri. That simply cannot be true... (talk) 19:44, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Multiple star systems[edit]

Is it possible to add an indication if the star belongs to a binary or multiple star system? Stars like NY Virginis and Kepler-47 are binaries and the statistics are only for one of the stars. --Artman40 (talk) 09:07, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


I've started a new list based on this one, which should be much easier to maintain: List of nearest exoplanets. It should be limited to 50 ly away. Feel free to help make that list complete. Nergaal (talk) 15:54, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Add our Sun for comparition purposes?[edit]

Wouldn't it be interesting for readers to have the sun included to compare the values in the table with those of our own star? I could try to add it, but I would like to hear your opinion about it first. --Snevern (talk) 09:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

The mass and radius values are in solar units. Simply you can just add Sun with row of data to the top of the list for a full picture, but Sun should not be included here since it would contradict the title. PlanetStar 23:21, 28 July 2014 (UTC)