Pollera's parent star Montumo shines against a background scattered with very distant galaxies. One of these, the spiral PGC 133107, is visible directly to the southwest of the star in this image. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas
Pollera belongs to the class known 'hot Jupiters', gas giantplanets that follow rapid orbits very close to their parent stars. Pollera's orbit places it just eight million kilometres from its star, a distance comparable to about 5% of the distance from the Sun to Earth, and it completes an orbit of Montonu in a period of three days and sixteen hours. This very close orbit means that the planet is extremely hot, with temperatures approaching 1,800 K (or about 1,500° C).
Pollera's star Montuno falls in the central regions of Eridanus, a little over two degrees westward of the fourth-magnitudestar Theemin. Its great distance from Earth means that Montuno is far too faint (at tenth magnitude) to be seen with the naked eye. The names Pollera and Montuno were selected as part of the international NameExoWorlds project, and represent costumes worn in the traditional Panamanian dance known as El Punto.