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WASP-22 Facts

Location of WASP-22

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 object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For WASP-22, the location is 03h 31m 16.00 and -23° 49` 11.00 .

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Additional WASP-22 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-22
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)03h 31m 16.00
Declination (Dec.)-23° 49` 11.00
Distance from Earth3.33 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 978.50 Light Years
 300.00 Parsecs
 61,879,010.70 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts

Radius (x the Sun)1.13

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List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-22

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-22 bConfirmed0.01723.5330.020100.0469888.260

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