Imaginary Picture of CoRoT-16 b
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Exoplanet Name : CoRoT-16 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.1700 (Rjup) 13.1145 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.5350 (Mjup) 170.0968 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0618 (AU) 0.0618 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.3300
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0147
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 5.35 (Days Obs.) 5.36 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 463356.8 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1164.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1093.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 884.8 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1384.8 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1300.4 (K)
Size Class: Jupiter-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Primary Transit
Mass Detection :
Radius Detection :
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : CoRoT-16
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 2739.7
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.2 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.1 (Msun Measured) 1.1 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 6.7 (GY)
Temperature : 5650 (K)
Spectral type : G5V
Metalicity : 0.2
Absolute Magnitude: 6.0
Apparent Magnitude: 15.6
Right Ascension(RA) 278.5246
Declination (DEC) -6.0025
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors CUTRI R.M.; SKRUTSKIE M.F.; VAN DYK S.; BEICHMAN C.A.; CARPENTER J.M.; CHESTER T.; CAMBRESY L.; EVANS T.; FOWLER J.; GIZIS J.; HOWARD E.; HUCHRA J.; JARRETT T.; KOPAN E.L.; KIRKPATRICK J.D.; LIGHT R.M.; MARSH K.A.; McCALLON H.; SCHNEIDER S.; STIENING R.; SYKES M.; WEINBERG M.; WHEATON W.A.; WHEELOCK S.; ZACARIAS N.
Discovery Paper - Title 2MASS All Sky Catalog of point sources.
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=CoRoT-16+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/CoRoT-16%20b/
CoRoT-16 b
CoRoT-16 b

  • CoRoT-16 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star CoRoT-16, located about 2739.7 light-years (840.0 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2010.
  • The host star CoRoT-16 has apparent magnitude of 15.6, with absolute magnitude of 6.0.
  • It is 1.1 times more massive and 1.2 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5650 with its spectral types of G5V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet CoRoT-16 b orbits around the star CoRoT-16 every 5.4 days with its orbital distance of 0.06 AU ( 9245148.4 km)
  • (Projected orbit of CoRoT-16 b around its host star CoRoT-16)


  • The Star CoRoT-16 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.823 AU ( 123112448.7 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.138 AU ( 170173577.2 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.733 AU ( 259306872.4 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 2.551 AU ( 381581422.2 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of CoRoT-16 b : 463356.84 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star CoRoT-16)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 0.859 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.088 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.051 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.153 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.929 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 2.034 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star CoRoT-16)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 0.858 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.119 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.136 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 1.962 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-16 distance : 2.041 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star CoRoT-16)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star CoRoT-16 and its Exoplanet CoRoT-16 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star CoRoT-16 and its Exoplanet CoRoT-16 b (zoom level 3))