A star slightly larger than the Sun, in the constellation of Aquarius,
around which has been discovered a planet similar in mass to Jupiter.
This was the first extrasolar planet
to be found whose average distance from its host star is nearly the same
as that of the Earth from the Sun. However, its orbit is so elongated that
its separation from HD 210277 varies between less than the Venus-Sun
distance and more than the Mars-Sun distance.
As a result, the planet must be subject to extreme seasonal changes in temperature.
| Host star
||71.8 light-years (22.1 pc)
||R.A. 22h 09m 29s, Dec. -07° 32' 33"
||1.15 AU (172 million km, 107 million miles)
||1999, 1998, Marcy et al., SFSU Planet Search, Keck
PLANETS AND SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS