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Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Phoenix
Right ascension 23h 57m 23.759s[1]
Declination −41° 16′ 37.74″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) +12.26[1]
Spectral type G4V[1]
Apparent magnitude (B) ~12.71[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) ~12.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (J) 10.949±0.022[1]
Apparent magnitude (H) 10.650±0.025[1]
Apparent magnitude (K) 10.598±0.023[1]
Proper motion (μ) RA: 10.1[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -13.8[1] mas/yr
Distance 910 ±163 ly
(297 ±50 pc)
Mass 1.021 ±0.063 M
Radius 1.084 ±0.041 R
Temperature 5880 ±150 K
Metallicity 0 ±0.2
Age 3 ±1.4 billion years
Other designations
GSC 08018-00199, GSC2 S3220012143, UCAC2 14323784
Database references
Extrasolar Planets

WASP-5 is a magnitude 12 yellow dwarf star located about 910 light-years away in the Phoenix constellation.[1]

Planetary system[edit]

This star has one extrasolar planet WASP-5b detected by the SuperWASP project in 2007.[2]

The WASP-5 planetary system
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
WASP-5b 1.637 ±0.082 MJ 0.02729 ±0.00056 1.6284246 ±1.3e-06 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "SIMBAD query result:GSC 08018-00199 -- Star". Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Anderson, D.R.; Gillon, M.; Hellier, C.; Maxted, P. F. L.; Pepe, F.; Queloz, D.; Wilson, D. M.; Collier Cameron, A.; Smalley, B.; Lister, T. A.; Bentley, S. J.; Blecha, A.; Christian, D. J.; Enoch, B.; Hebb, L.; Horne, K.; Irwin, J.; Joshi, Y. C.; Kane, S. R.; Marmier, M.; Mayor, M.; Parley, N. R.; Pollacco, D. L.; Pont, F.; Ryans, R.; Ségransan, D.; Skillen, I.; Street, R. A.; Udry, S.; et al. (2008). "WASP-5b: a dense, very hot Jupiter transiting a 12th-mag Southern-hemisphere star". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. 387: L4–L7. arXiv:0801.1685free to read. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.387L...4A. doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2008.00465.x.  (web Preprint)

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Coordinates: Sky map 23h 57m 23.759s, −41° 16′ 37.74″