The planet-hosting star CoRoT-7

The star CoRoT-7 is located towards the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn) at a distance of about 500 light-years. Slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun, CoRoT-7 is also thought to be younger, with an age about 1.5 billion years. It is now known to have two planets, one of them being the first to be found with a density similar to that of Earth. CoRoT-7 is in the centre of the image.

Crédito:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey

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Id:eso0933b
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:16 de Setembro de 2009
Notícias relacionadas:eso0933
Tamanho:865 x 866 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:CoRoT-7
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : G
Distância:500 anos-luz
Constellation:Monoceros
Categoria:Stars

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):6 43 49.47
Position (Dec):-1° 3' 46.27"
Field of view:14.52 x 14.53 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.2° à direita da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaComprimento de ondaTelescópio
Óptico
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Óptico
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A