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WASP-44

WASP-44 Facts

  • WASP-44 is a main sequence star that can be located in the constellation of Cetus. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WASP-44 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G8V) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
  • It is calculated at being .900 Billion Years old. This information comes from ExoPlanet.
  • WASP-44 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
  • WASP-44 has a radius that is 0.93 times bigger than the Suns. Radius

Location of WASP-44

The location of the main sequence 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-44, the location is 00h 15m 37.00 and -11° 56` 17.00 .

Physical Properties of WASP-44

WASP-44 Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of G8V , WASP-44's colour and type is yellow main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

WASP-44 Radius

WASP-44 Radius has been calculated as being 0.93 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 645,006.60.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.

WASP-44 Metalicity

The star's metallicity is 0.100000, 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-44 Estimated Age

The star is believed to be about 0.90 Billion years old. To put in context, the Sun is believed to be about five billion years old and the Universe is about 13.8 billion years old.

WASP-44 Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

WASP-44 has an apparent magnitude of 12.90 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 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.

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Additional WASP-44 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-44
Spectral TypeG8V
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Main Sequence Dwarf Star
ColourYellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCetus
Age0.90 Billion Years Old
Metalicity0.1000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)00h 15m 37.00
Declination (Dec.)-11° 56` 17.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Calculated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)0.93
Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-44


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-44 bConfirmed0.0622.4240.020110.0347386.020

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