HD 96167 b
Extrasolar planet List of extrasolar planets
HD 96167 b's orbit compared to the orbit of Mars (1.5AU) in our Solar System.
This Eccentric Jupiter has a comet like orbit.
Parent star

<tr> <td colspan="2">Star</td> <td>HD 96167</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Constellation</td> <td>Crater</td></tr><tr> <td>Right ascension</td> <td style="text-align: center">(α)</td> <td>11h 05m 15.069s[1]</td></tr><tr> <td>Declination</td> <td style="text-align: center">(δ)</td> <td>–10° 17′ 28.69″[1]</td></tr><tr> <td>Apparent magnitude</td> <td style="text-align: center">(mV)</td> <td>8.09</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Distance</td><td>280 ± 20[1] ly
(87 ± 7[1] pc)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Spectral type</td> <td>G5D</td></tr>

Orbital elements

<tr><td>Semimajor axis</td><td style="text-align: center">(a)</td> <td>1.30 ± 0.07 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Periastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(q)</td> <td>0.38 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Apastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(Q)</td> <td>2.22 AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Eccentricity</td> <td style="text-align: center">(e)</td> <td>0.71 ± 0.04</td></tr><tr><td>Orbital period</td><td style="text-align: center">(P)</td> <td>498.9 ± 1 d
(1.366 ± 0.003 y)</td></tr><tr> <td>Argument of
</td> <td style="text-align: center">(ω)</td> <td>285 ± 7°</td></tr><tr> <td>Time of periastron</td> <td style="text-align: center">(T0)</td> <td>2453057 ± 5 JD</td></tr>

Physical characteristics

<tr><td>Minimum mass</td><td style="text-align: center">(m sin i)</td><td>0.68 ± 0.18 MJ</td></tr><tr><td>Stellar flux</td><td style="text-align: center">(F)</td><td>0.7 (apoastron) – 24.2 (periastron) </td></tr>

Discovery information

<tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery date</td> <td>April 17, 2009</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discoverer(s)</td> <td>Peek et al.</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery method</td> <td>radial velocity</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery site</td> <td>Lick and Keck Observatories</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery status</td> <td>Published[2]</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>

HD 96167 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 280 light years away in the constellation of Crater, orbiting the 8th magnitude G-type subgiant star HD 96167. It is a Jupiter-type planet that orbits at 1.3 AU in extremely elliptical orbit.[2] The planet was discovered on April 17, 2009.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (2007). Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction. Astronomy and Astrophysics 474 (2): 653–664. Vizier catalog entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 (2009). Old, rich, and eccentric: two jovian planets orbiting evolved metal-rich stars. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 121 (880): 613–620.

Coordinates: Sky map 11h 05m 15.0681s, −10° 17′ 28.681″

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