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WASP-16b
Extrasolar planet List of extrasolar planets
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Size comparison of WASP-16b with Jupiter.
Parent star

<tr> <td colspan="2">Star</td> <td>WASP-16</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Constellation</td> <td>Virgo</td></tr><tr> <td>Right ascension</td> <td style="text-align: center">(α)</td> <td>14h 18m 43.922s</td></tr><tr> <td>Declination</td> <td style="text-align: center">(δ)</td> <td>–20° 16′ 31.85″</td></tr><tr> <td>Apparent magnitude</td> <td style="text-align: center">(mV)</td> <td>11.29</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Spectral type</td> <td>G3V</td></tr>

Orbital elements

<tr><td>Semimajor axis</td><td style="text-align: center">(a)</td> <td>0.0421+0.001
−0.0018
AU</td></tr><tr> <td>Eccentricity</td> <td style="text-align: center">(e)</td> <td>0</td></tr><tr><td>Orbital period</td><td style="text-align: center">(P)</td> <td>3.1186009+1.46e-5
−1.31e-5
d</td></tr><tr> <td>Inclination</td> <td style="text-align: center">(i)</td> <td>85.22+0.27
−0.43
°</td></tr><tr> <td>Time of transit</td> <td style="text-align: center">(Tt)</td> <td>2454584.42878+0.00035
−0.00023
JD</td></tr>

Physical characteristics

<tr><td>Mass</td><td style="text-align: center">(m)</td><td>0.855 ± 0.059 MJ</td></tr>

Discovery information

<tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery date</td> <td>August 3, 2009</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discoverer(s)</td> <td>Lister et al.</td></tr><tr> <td colspan="2">Discovery method</td> <td>Transit and
Radial veloctiy</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
Encyclopaedia
</td><td>data</td></tr><tr><td colspan=2>SIMBAD</td><td>data</td></tr>

WASP-16b is an extrasolar planet that travels around its star, WASP-16, every 3.12 days. Likely a hot Jupiter. Its mass is near .855 of Jupiter, the radius is 1.008 of Jupiter. It was discovered in 2009 by a team led by T.A. Lister as part of the Wide Angle Search for Planets project.[1]

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