· · · ·
Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Coronae Borealis
Flamsteed Number13 Coronae Borealis
HR (BSC)5947
HD143107
ConstellationCorona Borealis
Right Ascension15h 58m 25s
Declination+26° 49' 19"
Distance221 light years
68 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.1
Absolute: -0.0
Spectral ClassK2IIIab Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJune
NotesEpsilon Coronae Borealis is known to have at least one planet in orbit around it. Designated Epsilon Coronae Borealis b, this is an immense gas giant, calculated to possess nearly seven times the mass of Jupiter, and orbiting at a distance approximately comparable with that of Mars around the Sun.

Epsilon Coronae Borealis is a binary system that forms part of the crown-shaped pattern of stars lying between Hercules and Boötes in the northern sky. The primary star is an orange (K-type) giant, and the whole system lies some 230 light years from Earth.

Indexes

Related Entries