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HD 4208

HD 4208 is an 8th magnitude star located approximately 106 light years away[1] in the constellation of Sculptor. Its spectral type is G5V. It is a yellow dwarf similar to our Sun, only slightly cooler and dimmer. It is not visible to the unaided eye, but with binoculars or small telescope it should be an easy target.

In 2001, a planet was discovered orbiting the star.[2]
The HD 4208 system[3] Companion
(in order from star) Mass Semimajor axis
(AU) Orbital period
(days) Eccentricity
b >0.804 ± 0.073 MJ 1.650 ± 0.096 828.0 ± 8.1 0.052 ± 0.040

See also

* HD 4203
* HD 4308
* List of extrasolar planets


1. ^ a b c d e f van Leeuwen, F. (2007). "HIP 3479". Hipparcos, the New Reduction. http://webviz.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/VizieR-5?-out.add=.&-source=I/311/hip2&recno=3472. Retrieved 2009-12-06.
2. ^ Vogt et al.; Butler, R. Paul; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Fischer, Debra A.; Pourbaix, Dimitri; Apps, Kevin; Laughlin, Gregory (2002). "Ten Low-Mass Companions from the Keck Precision Velocity Survey". The Astrophysical Journal 568 (1): 352–362. doi:10.1086/338768. http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/0004-637X/568/1/352/54961.html.
3. ^ Butler et al.; Wright, J. T.; Marcy, G. W.; Fischer, D. A.; Vogt, S. S.; Tinney, C. G.; Jones, H. R. A.; Carter, B. D. et al. (2006). "Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets". The Astrophysical Journal 646 (1): 505–522. doi:10.1086/504701. http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/0004-637X/646/1/505/64046.html.

External links

* "HD 4208". Extrasolar Visions. http://www.extrasolar.net/planettour.asp?StarCatId=normal&StarId=149.

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