- WASP-42's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Centaurus. The description is based on the spectral class.
- WASP-42 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
- 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 object 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 .
Additional WASP-42 Facts and Figures
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||WASP-42|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||12h 51m 55.57|
|Declination (Dec.)||-42° 04` 24.99|
Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts
Sources and Links
List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-42
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron||Inclination|
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