Gliese 674 b
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Radial velocity of GJ 674 over time, caused by the orbit of GJ 674 b.
Parent star

<tr> <td colspan="2">Star</td> <td>Gliese 674</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Constellation</td> <td>Ara</td></tr><tr> <td>Right ascension</td> <td style="text-align: center">(α)</td> <td>17h 28m 39.9463s</td></tr><tr> <td>Declination</td> <td style="text-align: center">(δ)</td> <td>–46° 53′ 42.685″</td></tr><tr> <td>Apparent magnitude</td> <td style="text-align: center">(mV)</td> <td>9.38</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Distance</td><td>14.8 ± 0.1 ly
(4.54 ± 0.03 pc)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Spectral type</td> <td>M3V</td></tr>

Orbital elements

<tr><td>Semimajor axis</td><td style="text-align: center">(a)</td> <td>0.039 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Periastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(q)</td> <td>0.031 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Apastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(Q)</td> <td>0.047 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Eccentricity</td> <td style="text-align: center">(e)</td> <td>0.2 ± 0.02</td></tr><tr><td>Orbital period</td><td style="text-align: center">(P)</td> <td>4.6938 ± 0.007 d
(0.012851 y)</td></tr><tr> <td>Argument of
</td> <td style="text-align: center">(ω)</td> <td>6 ± 200°</td></tr><tr> <td>Time of periastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(T0)</td> <td>2453780.085 ± 0.078 JD</td></tr><tr> <td>Semi-amplitude</td> <td style="text-align: center">(K)</td> <td>8.70 ± 0.19 m/s</td></tr>

Physical characteristics

<tr><td>Minimum mass</td><td style="text-align: center">(m sin i)</td><td>0.037 MJ
(11.8 M)</td></tr>

Discovery information

<tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery date</td> <td>January 7, 2007</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discoverer(s)</td> <td>Bonfils et al.</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery method</td> <td>HARPS</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery site</td> <td>ESO</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery status</td> <td>Published</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>

Gliese 674 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 15 light years away in the constellation of Ara. This planet orbits tightly around Gliese 674. It is a sub-Neptune-or-Uranus-mass planet either gaseous or rocky. It orbits as close as 0.039 AU from the star and takes only 4.6938 days to orbit. This planet has a similar eccentricity to Mercury (e=0.2). The discovery of the planet was announced on January 7, 2007 by using the HARPS spectrograph mounted on the ESO’s 3.6 meter telescope at La Silla, Chile.


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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 28m 39.9463s, −46° 53′ 42.685″