Imaginary Picture of CoRoT-6 b
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Exoplanet Name : CoRoT-6 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.1660 (Rjup) 13.0697 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 2.9600 (Mjup) 941.0965 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0855 (AU) 0.0855 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.1000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0243
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 8.89 (Days Obs.) 8.89 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 242431.7 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 990.4 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 930.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 752.5 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1177.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1106.0 (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-6
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 2084.8
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.0 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.1 (Msun Measured) 1.1 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 6090 (K)
Spectral type : F9V
Metalicity : -0.2
Absolute Magnitude: 4.9
Apparent Magnitude: 13.9
Right Ascension(RA) 281.0725
Declination (DEC) 6.6633
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors M. Fridlund - G. H_brard - R. Alonso - M. Deleuil - D. Gandolfi - M. Gillon - H. Bruntt - A. Alapini - Sz. Csizmadia - T. Guillot - H. Lammer
Discovery Paper - Title Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission*IX. CoRoT-6b: a transiting ス。セot Jupiterス。セ planet in an 8.9d orbit around a low-metallicity star
Discovery Paper - Journal "A&A 512, A14 (2010)DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200913767"
Discovery Paper - URL https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2010/04/aa13767-09/aa13767-09.html
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=CoRoT-6+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/CoRoT-6%20b/
CoRoT-6 b
CoRoT-6 b

  • CoRoT-6 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star CoRoT-6, located about 2084.8 light-years (639.2 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2009.
  • The host star CoRoT-6 has apparent magnitude of 13.9, with absolute magnitude of 4.9.
  • It is 1.1 times more massive and 1.0 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 6090 with its spectral types of F9V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet CoRoT-6 b orbits around the star CoRoT-6 every 8.9 days with its orbital distance of 0.09 AU ( 12790617.9 km)
  • (Projected orbit of CoRoT-6 b around its host star CoRoT-6)


  • The Star CoRoT-6 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.824 AU ( 123201661.0 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.138 AU ( 170296892.0 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.735 AU ( 259494776.8 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 2.553 AU ( 381857931.8 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of CoRoT-6 b : 242431.74 W/m2

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



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 0.838 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.061 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.024 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.123 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.859 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.961 AU

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



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 0.844 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.089 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.117 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.892 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star CoRoT-6 distance : 1.968 AU

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



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



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