WASP-85 is a white to yellow star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. WASP-85 has at least 1 Extrasolar Planets believed to be in orbit around the star.
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-85, the location is 11h 43m 38.00 and 06° 33` 49.00 .
WASP-85 has a spectral type of G8. This means the star is a white to yellow star.
WASP-85 has been calculated as 0.94 times bigger than the Sun.The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 650,573.00.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.
WASP-85 has an apparent magnitude of 11.20 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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||WASP-85|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Colour||white to yellow|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||11.20|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||11h 43m 38.00|
|Declination (Dec.)||06° 33` 49.00|
|Radius (x the Sun)||0.94|
|Name||Status||Mass (Jupiters)||Orbital Period (Days)||Eccentricity||Discovered||Semi-Major Axis||Periastron||Inclination|