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WASP-56

Primary Facts on WASP-56

  • WASP-56's star type is star that can be located in the constellation of Coma Berenices. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • WASP-56 is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • WASP-56 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.

Location of WASP-56

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-56, the location is 12h 13m 27.91 and 23° 03` 20.30 .

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Additional WASP-56 Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameWASP-56
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension (R.A.)12h 13m 27.91
Declination (Dec.)23° 03` 20.30

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet Count1

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://www.exoplanets.eu

List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting WASP-56


NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
WASP-56 bConfirmed4.6002011

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