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GP Coma Berenices

GP Coma Berenices Facts

GP Coma Berenices's Alternative Names

GP Coma Berenices has alternative name(s) :- GP Com.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of GP Coma Berenices

The location of the dwarf 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 GP Coma Berenices, the location is 13h 05m 42.43 and 18° 01` 04.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of GP Coma Berenices

GP Coma Berenices Colour and Temperature

GP Coma Berenices has a spectral type of DBe D. This means the star is a white dwarf star.

GP Coma Berenices Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

GP Coma Berenices has an apparent magnitude of 16.22 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 GP Coma Berenices Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameGP Coma Berenices
Alternative NamesGP Com
Spectral TypeDBe D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationComa Berenices
Visual / Apparent Magnitude16.22
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 05m 42.43
Declination (Dec.)18° 01` 04.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting GP Coma Berenices

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
GP Com bConfirmed16.60.032201655.500

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