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CoRoT-6

CoRoT-6 Facts

  • CoRoT-6 is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • CoRoT-6 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (F9V) of the star, the star's colour is yellow to white .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • CoRoT-6 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • CoRoT-6 has a radius that is 1.03 times bigger than the Suns. Radius

Location of CoRoT-6

The location of the main sequence star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For CoRoT-6, the location is 18h 44m 18.00 and 06° 39` 48.00 .

Physical Properties of CoRoT-6

CoRoT-6 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of F9V , CoRoT-6's colour and type is yellow to white main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 6,000.00 and 7,500.00 degrees kelvin.

CoRoT-6 Radius

CoRoT-6 Radius has been calculated as being 1.03 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 713,195.00.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.

CoRoT-6 Metalicity

The star's metallicity is 0.100000, this value is the fractional amount of the star that is not Hydrogen (X) or Helium (Y). An older star would have a high metallicity whereas a new star would have a lower one.

CoRoT-6 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

CoRoT-6 has an apparent magnitude of 13.90 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.

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Additional CoRoT-6 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCoRoT-6
Spectral TypeF9V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow - White
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationOphiuchus
Metalicity0.1000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 44m 18.00
Declination (Dec.)06° 39` 48.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)1.03
Calculated Temperature Range6,000.00 - 7,500.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting CoRoT-6


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
CoRoT-6 bConfirmed0.348.8870.120090.085589.070

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