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The planetary system SAND364 hosts at least one planet.

  System parameters
Primary system name SAND364
Alternative system names NGC 2682 SAND 364
Right ascension 08 49 56.5208
Declination +11 41 32.989
Distance [parsec] 843±20
Distance [lightyears] 2749±65
Number of stars in system 1
Number of planets in system 1



This artist's impression shows one of the three newly discovered planets in the star cluster Messier 67. In this cluster the stars are all about the same age and composition as the Sun. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study how many planets form in such a crowded environment. Very few planets in clusters are known and this one has the additional distinction of orbiting a solar twin - a star that is almost identical to the Sun in all respects. Credit: ESO/L. Calcada

ArchitectureArchitecture of the system

This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. It gives a quick overview of the hierarchical architecture.

  •  SAND364, stellar object
    •  SAND364 b, planet

    PlanetsPlanets in the system

    This table lists all planets in the system SAND364.

      SAND364 b
    Alternative planet names NGC 2682 SAND 364 b, BD+12 1917 b
    Description The host star of SAND364 b is located in the old open star cluster Messier 67 (M67). There are few galactic clusters which are older and none of those are as close as M67. The survey was conducted by European astronomers. They found that massive planets around stars of open clusters are as frequent as those around field stars.
    Lists Confirmed planets; Planets in open clusters
    Mass [Mjup] 1.57±0.11
    Mass [Mearth] 499±35
    Radius [Rjup] N/A
    Radius [Rearth] N/A
    Orbital period [days] 121.0±0.5
    Semi-major axis [AU] N/A
    Eccentricity 0.35±0.10
    Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A
    Discovery method RV
    Discovery year 2014
    Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 14/01/14

    starStars in the system

    This table lists all stars in the system SAND364.

    Alternative star names NGC 2682 SAND 364, BD+12 1917, TYC 813-2344-1, EPIC 211403356
    Mass [MSun] 1.35±0.05
    Radius [RSun] 21.8±0.7
    Age [Gyr] 4.00
    Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.02±0.04
    Temperature [K] 4284±9
    Spectral type K3III
    Visual magnitude 9.78±0.06

    Planet sizes

    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).

    PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiterSAND364 b

    Habitable zone

    The following plot shows the approximate location of the planets in this system with respect to the habitable zone (green) and the size of the star (red). This is only an estimate, using the star's spectral type and mass. Note that if no green band is shown in the plot, then the planet's orbit is far outside the habitable zone. The equations of Selsis, Kasting et al are used to draw the inner and outer boundaries.

    SAND364 b

    referencesScientific 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 E-mail Number of commits
    Andrew Tribick ajtribick(at) 3
    Christian Sturm Sol-d(at) 1
    Hanno Rein hanno(at) 4

    This table lists all people who have contributed to the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. Please consider contributing! Click here to find out how. You can also view all commits contributing to this file on github.

    xmlData download

    You can download the xml file corresponding to this planetary system, which is part of the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. All information on this page has been directly generated from this XML file. You can also download the entire catalogue over at github. If you prefer to download the dataset as an ASCII tables, you might find the oec_tables repository useful.


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