Imaginary Picture of CoRoT-26 b
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Exoplanet Name : CoRoT-26 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.2600 (Rjup) 14.1233 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.5200 (Mjup) 165.3278 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0526 (AU) 0.0526 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0115
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 4.20 (Days Obs.) 4.22 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 1386713.1 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1531.6 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1438.3 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 1163.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1821.4 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1710.5 (K)
Size Class: Super-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-26
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 5446.8
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.8 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.1 (Msun Measured) 1.1 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 8.6 (GY)
Temperature : 5590 (K)
Spectral type : G8IV
Metalicity : 0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 4.6
Apparent Magnitude: 15.8
Right Ascension(RA) 279.7505
Declination (DEC) 6.9700
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-26+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/CoRoT-26%20b/
CoRoT-26 b
CoRoT-26 b

  • CoRoT-26 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star CoRoT-26, located about 5446.8 light-years (1670.0 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2012.
  • The host star CoRoT-26 has apparent magnitude of 15.8, with absolute magnitude of 4.6.
  • It is 1.1 times more massive and 1.8 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5590 with its spectral types of G8IV
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet CoRoT-26 b orbits around the star CoRoT-26 every 4.2 days with its orbital distance of 0.05 AU ( 7868848.0 km)
  • (Projected orbit of CoRoT-26 b around its host star CoRoT-26)


  • The Star CoRoT-26 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 1.212 AU ( 181273683.3 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.675 AU ( 250567602.8 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 2.552 AU ( 381809576.1 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 3.756 AU ( 561849517.3 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of CoRoT-26 b : 1386713.09 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star CoRoT-26)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.270 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.608 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.553 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.703 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 2.855 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 3.011 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star CoRoT-26)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.267 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.654 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 1.677 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 2.905 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-26 distance : 3.021 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star CoRoT-26)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star CoRoT-26 and its Exoplanet CoRoT-26 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star CoRoT-26 and its Exoplanet CoRoT-26 b (zoom level 3))