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.

Kilde:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey

Om bildet

ID:eso0933b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:16. september 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0933
Størrelse:865 x 866 px

Om objektet

Navn:CoRoT-7
Type:Milky Way : Star : Spectral Type : G
Avstand:500 lysår
Constellation:Monoceros
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinater

Position (RA):6 43 49.47
Position (Dec):-1° 3' 46.27"
Field of view:14.52 x 14.53 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.2° til høyre for vertikalen

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BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
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