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.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey

About the Image

Id:eso0933b
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2009. szeptember 16.
Related releases:eso0933
Size:865 x 866 px

About the Object

Név:CoRoT-7
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : G
Distance:500 light years
Constellation:Monoceros
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 43 49.47
Position (Dec):-1° 3' 46.27"
Field of view:14.52 x 14.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
N/A