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WASP-42

WASP-42 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class. WASP-42 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of WASP-42

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-42, the location is 12h 51m 55.57 and -42° 04` 24.99 .

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WASP-42 Facts

Visual Facts


 WASP-42
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCentaurus
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 51m 55.57
Declination (Dec.)-42° 04` 24.99

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-42


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-42 bConfirmed0.0354.9820.0620110.0458167.0002011.000

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