The planetary system Kepler-16 hosts at least one planet. Note that the system is a multiple star system. It hosts at least 2 stellar components.
|Primary system name||Kepler-16|
|Alternative system names||KOI-1611, KIC 12644769|
|Right ascension||19 16 18|
|Declination||+51 45 27|
|Number of stars in system||2|
|Number of planets in system||1|
This image shows an artist's illustration of the Kepler-16 (AB) b exo-planet orbiting two binary stars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt
Architecture of the system
This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. It gives a quick overview of the hierarchical architecture.
- Stellar binary, semi-major axis: 0.220 AU, 0.1123 years
- Kepler-16 A, stellar object
- Kepler-16 B, stellar object
- Kepler-16 (AB) b, circumbinary planet, P-type, semi-major axis: 0.705 AU
- Kepler-16 A, stellar object
Planets in the system
This table lists all planets in the system Kepler-16.
|Kepler-16 (AB) b|
|Alternative planet names||Kepler-16 b, KOI-1611.02, KOI-1611 (AB) b, KIC 12644769 (AB) b, KOI-1611 b, KIC 12644769 b|
|Description||Kepler-16 (AB) b is a circum-binary planet. It is orbiting two stars. The orbit of the binary stars and the planet are perfectly alligned within half a degree. This suggests that the planet formed in a circumbinary disc.|
|Lists||Confirmed planets; Planets in binary systems, P-type|
|Orbital period [days]||229|
|Semi-major axis [AU]||0.705|
|Equilibrium temperature [K]||N/A|
|Last updated [yy/mm/dd]||12/11/27|
Stars in the system
This table lists all stars in the system Kepler-16.
|Kepler-16 A||Kepler-16 B|
|Alternative star names||KOI-1611 A, KIC 12644769 A||KOI-1611 B, KOI-1611.01, KIC 12644769 B|
The following plot shows the approximate sizes of the planets in this system The Solar System planets are shown as a comparison. Note that unless the radius has been determined through a transit observation, this is only an approximation (see Lissauer et al. 2011b).
Scientific references and contributors
Links to scientific papers and other data sources
This table lists all links which are relevant to this particular system. Note that this is just a summary. More references to the scientific publications and comments can be found in the commit messages. To see these, head over the github or click here to directly go to the git blame output of this system. In the left column of the output you can see the commit message corresponding to each parameter. It also lists the date of the last commit and the person making the changes. Within the commit message, you will find a link to the scientific publication where the data is taken from. Note that this is a new feature and not all system parameters might have a reference associated with it yet. Please help making this catalogue better and contribute data or references!
Open Exoplanet Catalogue contributors
|Contributor||Number of commits|
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