Imaginary Picture of BD-17 63 b

Display orbital revolution of BD-17 63 b around the hoststar BD-17 63
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Exoplanet Name : BD-17 63 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.9078 (Rjup) 10.1759 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 5.1000 (Mjup) 1621.4838 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 1.3400 (AU) 1.3400 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.5400
Orbital Period(Yrs) 1.7949
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 655.60 (Days Obs.) 658.61 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 160.6 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 158.9 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 149.2 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 120.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 188.9 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 177.4 (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 : BD-17 63
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 113.1
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.7 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.7 (Msun Measured) 0.7 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 4.3 (GY)
Temperature : 4714 (K)
Spectral type : K5V
Metalicity : -0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 6.9
Apparent Magnitude: 9.6
Right Ascension(RA) 7.1429
Declination (DEC) -16.2264
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors "Moutou,.; Mayor,.; Lourto,.; Udry,.; Bouchy,.; Benz,.; Lovis,.; Naef,.; Pepe,.; Queloz,.; Santos,.."
Discovery Paper - Title "The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. XV. Six long-period giant planets around BD -17 0063, HD 20868, HD 73267, HD 131664, HD 145377, and HD 153950"
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=BD-17+63+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/BD-17%2063%20b/
BD-17 63 b
BD-17 63 b

  • BD-17 63 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star BD-17 63, located about 113.1 light-years (34.7 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2008.
  • The host star BD-17 63 has apparent magnitude of 9.6, with absolute magnitude of 6.9.
  • It is 0.7 times more massive and 0.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 4714 with its spectral types of K5V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet BD-17 63 b orbits around the star BD-17 63 every 655.6 days with its orbital distance of 1.34 AU ( 200461146.7 km)
  • (Projected orbit of BD-17 63 b around its host star BD-17 63)


  • The Star BD-17 63 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.332 AU ( 49691986.6 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.459 AU ( 68687311.6 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.700 AU ( 104664262.4 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 1.030 AU ( 154018047.1 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of BD-17 63 b : 160.57 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star BD-17 63)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.364 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.461 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.445 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.489 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.845 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.891 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star BD-17 63)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.359 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.475 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.475 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.859 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star BD-17 63 distance : 0.893 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star BD-17 63)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star BD-17 63 and its Exoplanet BD-17 63 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star BD-17 63 and its Exoplanet BD-17 63 b (zoom level 3))