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6 Lyncis b

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6 Lyncis b (abbreviated 6 Lyn b) is an extrasolar planet orbiting the K-type subgiant star 6 Lyncis which is approximately 182 light years away in the Lynx constellation. [1]

18 relations: Apsis, Astronomical unit, Constellation, Doppler spectroscopy, Exoplanet, Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia, Light-year, Lynx (constellation), Minimum mass, Orbital eccentricity, Orbital period, Semi-major and semi-minor axes, Star, Subgiant, 14 Andromedae b, 41 Lyncis b, 6 Lyncis, 81 Ceti b.


An apsis (ἁψίς; plural apsides, Greek: ἁψῖδες) is an extreme point in the orbit of an object.

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Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Doppler spectroscopy

Doppler spectroscopy (also known as the radial-velocity method, or colloquially, the wobble method) is an indirect method for finding extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs from radial-velocity measurements via observation of Doppler shifts in the spectrum of the planet's parent star.

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An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.

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Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia

The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory by Jean Schneider in February 1995, which maintains a database of all the currently known and candidate extrasolar planets, with individual pages for each planet and a full list interactive catalog spreadsheet.

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The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Lynx (constellation)

Lynx is a constellation named after the animal, usually observed in the northern sky.

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Minimum mass

In astronomy, minimum mass is the lower-bound calculated mass of observed objects such as planets, stars and binary systems, nebulae, and black holes.

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Orbital eccentricity

The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.

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Orbital period

The orbital period is the time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object, and applies in astronomy usually to planets or asteroids orbiting the Sun, moons orbiting planets, exoplanets orbiting other stars, or binary stars.

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Semi-major and semi-minor axes

In geometry, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter.

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A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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A subgiant is a star that is brighter than a normal main-sequence star of the same spectral class, but not as bright as true giant stars.

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14 Andromedae b

14 Andromedae b (abbreviated 14 And b), also named Spe, is an extrasolar planet approximately 249 light years away in the constellation of Andromeda.

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41 Lyncis b

41 Lyncis b (abbreviated 41 Lyn b), also designated HD 81688 b and named Arkas, is an extrasolar planet approximately 249 light years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major.

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6 Lyncis

6 Lyncis (abbreviated 6 Lyn) is the Flamsteed designation of a K-type giant star located approximately 179 light years from Earth, appearing in the constellation of Lynx.

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81 Ceti b

81 Ceti b (abbreviated 81 Cet b) is an extrasolar planet approximately 300 light years away in the constellation of Cetus.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_Lyncis_b

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