HD 10180

Discovery of 7 exoplanets around a Sun-like star
Published 8/24/2010 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
Today, a team of astronomers from Europe led by group of the Observatoire de Geneve announced the discovery of SEVEN exoplanets around a southern hemisphere star called HD 10180.  Even if the name of the star is far from being memorable, our community will remember this major leap in the quest of exoplanets. What do we know about the host star? With a declination of -60 degrees (see Vizier), HD10180 is definitely visible in the southern hemisphere. The star is 127 light-years away in the southern constellation of Hydrus (the Male Water Snake)and has a visual magnitude of 7.3,  which makes it barely visible with... read more ❯