Imaginary Picture of 6 Lyn b
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Exoplanet Name : 6 Lyn b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.9078 (Rjup) 10.1759 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 69.0000 (Mjup) 21937.7220 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 2.2000 (AU) 2.2000 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.1340
Orbital Period(Yrs) 2.4613
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 899.00 (Days Obs.) 914.11 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 4207.1 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 359.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 337.6 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 273.1 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 427.5 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 401.4 (K)
Size Class: Jupiter-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Radial Velocity
Mass Detection :
Radius Detection :
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : 6 Lyn
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 182.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 5.2 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.7 (Msun Measured) 1.8 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 4978 (K)
Spectral type : K0IV
Metalicity : -0.1
Absolute Magnitude: 2.1
Apparent Magnitude: 5.9
Right Ascension(RA) 97.6958
Declination (DEC) 58.1628
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by Bunei Sato et al.
Discovery Paper - Authors "Bowler,rendan.; Johnson,ohnsher; Marcy,eoffrey.; Henry,regory.; Peek,athryn..; Fischer,ebra.; Clubb,elsey.; Liu,ichael.; Reffert,abine; Schwab,hristian; Lowe,homas."
Discovery Paper - Title Retired A Stars and Their Companions. III. Comparing the Mass-Period Distributions of Planets Around A-Type Stars and Sun-Like Stars
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=6+Lyn+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/6%20Lyn%20b/
6 Lyn b
6 Lyn b

  • 6 Lyn b is an exoplanet orbiting the star 6 Lyn, located about 182.0 light-years (55.8 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2008.
  • The host star 6 Lyn has apparent magnitude of 5.9, with absolute magnitude of 2.1.
  • It is 1.7 times more massive and 5.2 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 4978 with its spectral types of K0IV
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet 6 Lyn b orbits around the star 6 Lyn every 899.0 days with its orbital distance of 2.20 AU ( 329115315.5 km)
  • (Projected orbit of 6 Lyn b around its host star 6 Lyn)


  • The Star 6 Lyn 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 2.792 AU ( 417610337.5 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 3.859 AU ( 577246621.1 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 5.880 AU ( 879596106.1 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 8.652 AU ( 1294364202.8 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of 6 Lyn b : 4207.13 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star 6 Lyn)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star 6 Lyn distance : 3.023 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star 6 Lyn distance : 3.827 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star 6 Lyn distance : 3.697 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star 6 Lyn distance : 4.057 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star 6 Lyn distance : 6.943 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star 6 Lyn distance : 7.324 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star 6 Lyn)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star 6 Lyn distance : 2.990 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star 6 Lyn distance : 3.945 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star 6 Lyn distance : 3.957 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star 6 Lyn distance : 7.060 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star 6 Lyn distance : 7.342 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star 6 Lyn)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star 6 Lyn and its Exoplanet 6 Lyn b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star 6 Lyn and its Exoplanet 6 Lyn b (zoom level 3))