Pr0211 c

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Pr0211 c
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Parent star
Star Pr0211
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension (α)08h 42m 11.0s [1]
Declination (δ)+19° 16 37 [1]
Apparent magnitude (mV)12.15 [1]
Mass (m)0.935 (± 0.013) [1]   M
Radius (r)0.827 (± 0.012) [1]   R
Age 0.79 (± 0.03) [1]   Gyr
Physical characteristics
Mass (m)7.95 (± 0.25) [1] MJ
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a)5.8 ( -1.4 +2.9 ) [1] AU
Eccentricity (e)0.7 (± 0.1) [1]
Orbital period (P)5300.0 ( -1800.0 +4450.0 ) (Julian Days) [1] d
Discovery information
Discovery date18 February 2016
Discoverer(s) Sam Quinn
Discovery method Radial Velocity
Discovery site University of Georgia
Discovery statusConfirmed

Pr0211 c, [1] sometimes written as Pr 0211 c, is a gas giant exoplanet orbiting around the Sun-like star Pr0211, a G-type main sequence star. Pr0211 c and two other planets, Pr0211 b and Pr0201 b are notable for being one of the first exoplanets discovered in the Beehive cluster located in the constellation Cancer, and for being the first multi-planet system discovered in an open cluster. [1]

Discovery

Pr0211 c was discovered in 2016 by Luca Malavolta [1] [2] and his colleagues while observing its host star with the HARPS-N spectrograph on the 3.6 metre s (12  ft ; 3.9  yd ) Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) in La Palma, and the Tillinghast Reflector Echelle Spectrograph (TRES) mounted at the 1.5 metre s (4.9  ft ; 1.6  yd ) telescope at the University of Georgia in the United States.

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