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WASP-113

WASP-113 is a white to yellow star that can be located in the constellation of Boötes. 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. WASP-113 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of WASP-113

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-113, the location is 14h 59m 29.00 and 46° 57` 36.00 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Metallicity, Radius) of WASP-113

WASP-113 has a spectral type of G1. This means the star is a white to yellow star.

WASP-113 has been calculated as 1.61 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 1,118,846.40.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.

The star's metallicity is 0.090000, 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.

WASP-113 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

WASP-113 has an apparent magnitude of 11.80 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 4.02 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.

Distance to WASP-113

The Parallax of the star is given as 2.78 which gives a calculated distance to WASP-113 of 1174.18 light years from the Earth or 360.00 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 1174.18 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

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WASP-113 Facts

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-113
Spectral TypeG1
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
Colour white to yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationBoötes
Metalicity0.0900
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.80
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)14h 59m 29.00
Declination (Dec.)46° 57` 36.00
Distance from Earth2.78 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 1174.18 Light Years
 360.00 Parsecs

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)1.61

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-113


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-113 bConfirmed0.0544.5420.020160.058852016.000

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