TEPCat: CoRoT-6


 

This page summarises the information held within TEPCat for the transiting planetary system CoRoT-6. Please see here for descriptions of the quantities given below.

 

Discovery and basic observable quantities:
 
Quantity Value Unit
Reference of discovery paper 2010A+A...512A..14F  
Date of discovery paper 2010 / 1 / 12 y / m / d
Right ascension 18 44 17.40 h m s
Declination +06 39 47.4 d m s
V-band apparent magnitude 13.91 mag
K-band apparent magnitude 12.12 mag
Transit duration 0.170
( 4.08 )
day
hour
Transit depth 1.5 %
Time of mid-transit   2454595.6144 ± 0.0002     HJD or BJD
Orbital period 8.886593 ± 0.00004 days
Reference for orbital ephemeris   2010A+A...512A..14F  

 

Physical properties from the most recent detailed study:
 
Quantity Value Unit
Stellar effective temperature 6090 ± 70 K
Stellar metal abundance ([Fe/H] or [M/H])   −0.20 ± 0.10 dex
Stellar mass 1.054 ± 0.063   Msun
Stellar radius 1.043 ± 0.030 Rsun
Stellar logarithmic surface gravity 4.425 ± 0.022 c.g.s.
Stellar mean density 0.929 ± 0.064
( 1.311 ± 0.090 )
ρsun
g cm-3
Orbital eccentricity 0.0  
Orbital semimajor axis   0.0855 ± 0.0017  AU
Planetary mass 2.96 ± 0.34
( 940 ± 108 )
Mjup
Mearth
Planetary radius 1.185 ± 0.041
( 13.28 ± 0.46 )
Rjup
Rearth
Planetary surface gravity 52.3 ± 6.4
3.72 ± 0.05
m/s2
log(cgs)
Planetary mean density 1.66 ± 0.23
( 2.20 ± 0.31 )
ρjup
g cm-3
Planetary equilibrium temperature 1025 ± 16 K
Reference of detailed study 2011MNRAS.417.2166S  

 

CoRoT-6 does not have an entry in the catalogue of Rossiter-McLaughlin measurements.

 

CoRoT-6 has been examined as part of the Homogeneous Studies of Transiting Extrasolar Planets project. The details from this work have been given below. In most instances they are the same as the physical properties given above, but in some cases the Homogeneous Studies results given below have been superseded by newer analyses. Separate statistical and systematic errorbars are given where relevant.

Measured parameters Value Unit
Orbital velocity amplitude 280 ± 30 m/s
Stellar effective temperature 6090 ± 70 K
Stellar metal abundance ([Fe/H] or [M/H])   -0.20 ± 0.10 dex
Orbital inclination 88.88 ± 0.25   degrees
Fractional stellar radius (R* / a) 0.0567 ± 0.0013  
Fractional planetary radius (Rpl / a)   0.00662 ± 0.00019   
Light curve analysis reference 2011MNRAS.417.2166S  
 
Derived parameters Value Unit
Stellar mass 1.054 ± 0.059 ± 0.024 Msun
Stellar radius 1.043 ± 0.029 ± 0.008 Rsun
Stellar logarithmic surface gravity 4.425 ± 0.022 ± 0.003 c.g.s.
Stellar mean density 0.929 ± 0.064 ρsun
Orbital semimajor axis   0.0855 ± 0.0016 ± 0.0007  AU
Planetary mass 2.96 ± 0.34 ± 0.05 Mjup
Planetary radius 1.185 ± 0.041 ± 0.009 Rjup
Planetary surface gravity 52.3 ± 6.4 m/s2
Planetary mean density 1.66 ± 0.23 ± 0.01 ρjup
Planetary equilibrium temperature 1025 ± 16 K
Safronov number 0.405 ± 0.046 ± 0.003  
Main analysis reference 2011MNRAS.417.2166S  

 


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