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WASP-48

WASP-48 is a star that can be located in the constellation of Cygnus. The description is based on the spectral class. WASP-48 is not part of the constellation but is within the borders of the constellation.

The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. WASP-48 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of WASP-48

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-48, the location is 19h 24m 39.00 and 55° 28` 23.00 .

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WASP-48 Facts

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-48
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCygnus
Metalicity0.1200
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.06
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)19h 24m 39.00
Declination (Dec.)55° 28` 23.00

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Estimated Facts


Radius (x the Sun)1.75

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-48


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastronInclination
WASP-48 bConfirmed0.092.1440.020110.034442011.000

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