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WASP-12 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Auriga. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. WASP-12 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

WASP-12's Alternative Names

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

Location of WASP-12

The location of the star in the galaxy 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-12, the location is 06h 30m 33 and 12° 40` 20 .

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WASP-12 Facts

Visual Facts

Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.69
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)06h 30m 33
Declination (Dec.)12° 40` 20
Orbital Period (Days)1.09
Argument Of Periastron-74.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)1.57
Calculated Effective Temperature6,300 Kelvin
Mass Compared to the Sun1.35

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-12

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-12 bConfirmed0.0991.0910.020080.022932008.000

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