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Wasp 56
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Coma Berenices
Right ascension 12h 13m 27.906s [1]
Declination +23° 03′ 20.30″ [1]
Spectral type G6 [1]

WASP-56 is a sun-like star of spectral type G6 in the constellation of Coma Berenices.[2] It has an apparent magnitude of 11.48. It has a planet around 0.6 the mass of Jupiter that has a period of 4.6 days. The planet possibly has a large core of heavy metals.[3]


  1. ^ a b c SIMBAD, Cl* Melotte 111 AV 561 -- Star in Cluster (accessed 9 September 2013)
  2. ^ "Coma Berenices, constellation boundary". The Constellations. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Faedi, F.; Pollacco, D.; Barros, S. C. C.; Brown, D.; et al. (2013). "WASP-54b, WASP-56b, and WASP-57b: Three new sub-Jupiter mass planets from SuperWASP". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 551: A73–90. arXiv:1210.2329Freely accessible. Bibcode:2013A&A...551A..73F. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220520.