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Index WASP-17

WASP-17 is an F-type main sequence star approximately 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. [1]

10 relations: Constellation, Exoplanet, F-type main-sequence star, Light-year, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Retrograde and prograde motion, Scorpius, Star, WASP-17b, Wide Angle Search for Planets.


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

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F-type main-sequence star

An F-type main-sequence star (F V) is a main-sequence, hydrogen-fusing star of spectral type F and luminosity class V. These stars have from 1.0 to 1.4 times the mass of the Sun and surface temperatures between 6,000 and 7,600 K.Tables VII and VIII.

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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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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Retrograde and prograde motion

Retrograde motion in astronomy is, in general, orbital or rotational motion of an object in the direction opposite the rotation of its primary, that is the central object (right figure).

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Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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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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WASP-17b is an exoplanet in the constellation Scorpius that is orbiting the star WASP-17.

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Wide Angle Search for Planets

WASP or Wide Angle Search for Planets is an international consortium of several academic organisations performing an ultra-wide angle search for exoplanets using transit photometry.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WASP-17

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