K2-242

Display orbital revolution around the star K2-242
Imaginary Picture of Star K2-242
Star Name : K2-242
Alternate Name : "2MASS J11592060-0631042, EPIC 201102594"
Star Distance (LY/pc): 357.4670 (LY) 109.6000 (pc)
Stellar Radius (Rsun): 0.0000 (Rsun, measured) 0.3700 (Rsun, estimated)
Stellar Mass (Msun): 0.3800 (Msun/observed) 0.3800 (Msun/estimated)
Spectral type : M4
Metalicity : -0.0100
Absolute Magnitude : 7.42
Apparent Magnitude : 12.62
Right Ascension(RA) : 179.83591
Declination(DEC) : -6.51785
  • This is the K2-242 . The star K2-242 islocated about 357.5 light-years (109.6 pc) away from our Solar System.
  • The star K2-242 has apparent magnitude of 12.6, with absolute magnitude of 7.4.
  • It is 0.4 times more massive and 0.4 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 3459 with its spectral types of M4
  • Number of Extrasolar Planets : 1
  • Name of the 1 Planet K2-242 b radius 0.227000 mass 0.019778 orbital distance 0.049400
    (Illustration of the K2-242's Planetary System)



    The Star K2-242 's habitable zone is located at the following distance

    Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.096 AU ( 14346995.4 km)
    Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.133 AU ( 19831297.0 km)
    Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.202 AU ( 30218508.0 km)
    Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 0.297 AU ( 44467858.3 km)
    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star K2-242)



    Kopparapu's Recent Venus for Star K2-242 distance : 0.108 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star K2-242 distance : 0.137 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star K2-242 distance : 0.132 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star K2-242 distance : 0.145 AU
    Kopparapu's Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-242 distance : 0.267 AU
    Kopparapu's Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-242 distance : 0.282 AU
    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star K2-242)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star K2-242 distance : 0.108 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star K2-242 distance : 0.142 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star K2-242 distance : 0.142 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-242 distance : 0.272 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-242 distance : 0.283 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star K2-242)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star K2-242 )



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star K2-242 (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star Kepler-953*)
    *Yamashiki YA et al. 2019 ApJ 881 114
    MUSCLES Paper I - France et al. 2016 ApJ 820 89
    MUSCLES Paper II- Youngblood et al. 2016 ApJ 824 101
    MUSCLES Paper III- Loyd et al. 2016 ApJ 824 102