Kepler-16 (AB)

Display orbital revolution around the star Kepler-16 (AB)
Imaginary Picture of Star Kepler-16 (AB)
Star Name : Kepler-16 (AB)
Alternate Name :
Star Distance (LY/pc): 127.2008 (LY) 39.0000 (pc)
Stellar Radius (Rsun): 0.0000 (Rsun, measured) 0.6500 (Rsun, estimated)
Stellar Mass (Msun): 0.8499 (Msun/observed) 0.8499 (Msun/estimated)
Spectral type : K
Metalicity : -0.3000
Absolute Magnitude : 9.04
Apparent Magnitude : 12.00
Right Ascension(RA) : 289.07573
Declination(DEC) : 51.75750
  • This is the Kepler-16 (AB) . The star Kepler-16 (AB) islocated about 127.2 light-years (39.0 pc) away from our Solar System.
  • The star Kepler-16 (AB) has apparent magnitude of 12.0, with absolute magnitude of 9.0.
  • It is 0.8 times more massive and 0.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 4450 with its spectral types of K
  • Number of Extrasolar Planets : 1
  • Name of the 1 Planet Kepler-16 (AB) b radius 0.753800 mass 0.333000 orbital distance 0.704800
    (Illustration of the Kepler-16 (AB)'s Planetary System)



    The Star Kepler-16 (AB) 's habitable zone is located at the following distance

    Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.279 AU ( 41714927.3 km)
    Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.385 AU ( 57660930.9 km)
    Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.587 AU ( 87862498.4 km)
    Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 0.864 AU ( 129293515.4 km)
    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star Kepler-16 (AB))



    Kopparapu's Recent Venus for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.309 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.391 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.377 AU
    Kopparapu's Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.413 AU
    Kopparapu's Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.725 AU
    Kopparapu's Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.765 AU
    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star Kepler-16 (AB))



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.304 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.403 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.403 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.737 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-16 (AB) distance : 0.766 AU

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



    (Position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-16 (AB) )



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-16 (AB) (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star HD 206893*)
    *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