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WASP-101

WASP-101 is a blue to white star that can be located in the constellation of Canis Major. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. It is calculated at being .900 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet. WASP-101 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of WASP-101

The location of the 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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For WASP-101, the location is 06h 33m 24.00 and -23° 29` 09.96 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Metallicity, Age, Radius) of WASP-101

WASP-101 has a spectral type of F6. This means the star is a blue to white star.

WASP-101 has been calculated as 1.29 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 897,582.00.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.

The star's metallicity is 0.120000, 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.

The star is believed to be about 0.90 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

WASP-101 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

WASP-101 has an apparent magnitude of 10.30 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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WASP-101 Facts

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-101
Spectral TypeF6
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour blue to white
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Major
Age0.90 Billion Years Old
Metalicity0.1200
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.30
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 33m 24.00
Declination (Dec.)-23° 29` 09.96

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)1.29

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-101


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-101 bConfirmed0.0043.5860.020130.05062013.000

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