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Size comparison of COROT-6b with Jupiter.
Parent star

<tr> <td colspan="2">Star</td> <td>COROT-6</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Constellation</td> <td>Ophiucus</td></tr><tr> <td>Right ascension</td> <td style="text-align: center">(α)</td> <td>18h 44m 17.42s[1]</td></tr><tr> <td>Declination</td> <td style="text-align: center">(δ)</td> <td>+6° 39′ 47.95″[1]</td></tr><tr> <td>Apparent magnitude</td> <td style="text-align: center">(mV)</td> <td>13.9[2]</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Spectral type</td> <td>F5V</td></tr>

Orbital elements

<tr><td>Semimajor axis</td><td style="text-align: center">(a)</td> <td>0.0855±0.0015[1] AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Eccentricity</td> <td style="text-align: center">(e)</td> <td>< 0.1</td></tr><tr><td>Orbital period</td><td style="text-align: center">(P)</td> <td>8.887 d</td></tr>

Physical characteristics

<tr><td>Mass</td><td style="text-align: center">(m)</td><td>2.96±0.34[1] MJ</td></tr><tr><td>Radius</td><td style="text-align: center">(r)</td><td>1.166±0.035[1] Template:Jupiter radius</td></tr><tr> <td>Temperature</td> <td style="text-align: center">(T)</td> <td>1000-1300 K</td></tr>

Discovery information

<tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery date</td> <td>February 2, 2009</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discoverer(s)</td> <td>COROT mission</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery method</td> <td>Transit method</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery site</td> <td>Earth orbit</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery status</td> <td>Announced</td></tr> <tr style="background-color: #A0B0FF;"><td align=center colspan=3>Database references</td></tr><tr valign=baseline><td colspan=2>Extrasolar Planets
</td><td>data</td></tr><tr><td colspan=2>SIMBAD</td><td>data</td></tr>

COROT-6b (previously named COROT-Exo-6b)[3] is an exoplanet that was reportedly discovered by the COROT mission team on February 2, 2009 orbiting the unidentified star COROT-6. It is located in the Ophiuchus constellation.

Properties and locationEdit

This planetary object is reported to be about 3.3 times the mass of the planet Jupiter and 1.17 times its size with an orbital period of 8.88 days.[1][2] It is a hot Jupiter with a temperature between 700 and 1000 °C.

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Template:Cite arXiv
  2. 2.0 2.1 H. Rauer, M. Fridlund (2009). CoRoT's exoplanet harvest. First CoRoT International Symposium. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  3. Template:Cite mailing list

External linksEdit


Coordinates: Sky map 18h 44m 17.42s, +6° 39′ 47.95″

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