Imaginary Picture of Kepler-496 b

Display orbital revolution of Kepler-496 b around the hoststar Kepler-496
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Exoplanet Name : Kepler-496 b
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19263381+4114277 b, K00226.01, KIC 5959753 b, KOI-226 b, KOI-226.01, WISE J192633.80+411427.9 b"
Status : Confirmed
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.2070 (Rjup) 2.3203 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0182 (Mjup) 5.7712 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0000 (AU) 0.0763 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0227
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 8.31 (Days Obs.) 0.00 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 1.0720
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 82195.5 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 755.7 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 709.7 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 574.2 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 898.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 844.0 (K)
Size Class: sub-Neptune-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 : Kepler-496
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19263381+4114277, KIC 5959753, KOI-226, WISE J192633.80+411427.9"
Star Distance(LY) : 1973.6
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.8 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.9 (Msun Measured) 0.9 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 4.6 (GY)
Temperature : 5002 (K)
Spectral type : K0
UV portion[%]: 5.7
Visible portion[%]: 41.3
IR portion[%]: 52.9
Metalicity : -0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 4.5
Apparent Magnitude: 13.4
Right Ascension(RA) 291.6409
Declination (DEC) 41.2410
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors "Timothy D. Morton, Stephen T. Bryson, Jeffrey L. Coughlin, Jason F. Rowe, Ganesh Ravichandran, Erik A. Petigura, Michael R. Haas, and Natalie M. Batalha"
Discovery Paper - Title FALSE POSITIVE PROBABILITIES FOR ALL KEPLER OBJECTS OF INTEREST: 1284 NEWLY VALIDATED PLANETS AND 439 LIKELY FALSE POSITIVES
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Kepler-496%20b/
Kepler-496 b
Kepler-496 b

  • Kepler-496 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star Kepler-496, located about 1973.6 light-years (605.1 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2016.
  • The host star Kepler-496 has apparent magnitude of 13.4, with absolute magnitude of 4.5.
  • It is 0.9 times more massive and 0.8 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5002 with its spectral types of K0
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet Kepler-496 b orbits around the star Kepler-496 every 8.3 days with its orbital distance of 0.08 AU ( 11421374.4 km)
  • (Projected orbit of Kepler-496 b around its host star Kepler-496)


  • The Star Kepler-496 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.428 AU ( 64057882.5 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.592 AU ( 88544733.9 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.902 AU ( 134922579.6 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 1.327 AU ( 198544486.5 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of Kepler-496 b : 82195.46 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star Kepler-496)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.463 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.586 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.566 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.622 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-496 distance : 1.063 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-496 distance : 1.121 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star Kepler-496)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.458 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.604 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star Kepler-496 distance : 0.606 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-496 distance : 1.081 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-496 distance : 1.124 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star Kepler-496)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-496 and its Exoplanet Kepler-496 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-496 and its Exoplanet Kepler-496 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star Kepler-496*)
    *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