Imaginary Picture of Kepler-862 b

Display orbital revolution of Kepler-862 b around the hoststar Kepler-862
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Exoplanet Name : Kepler-862 b
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19510702+4629338 b, K01491.01, KIC 9726659 b, KOI-1491 b, KOI-1491.01, WISE J195107.02+462933.8 b"
Status : Confirmed
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.1970 (Rjup) 2.2082 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0173 (Mjup) 5.5114 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0000 (AU) 0.0403 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0086
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 3.15 (Days Obs.) 0.00 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 1.1303
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 701467.0 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1291.6 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1213.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 981.4 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1536.0 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1442.5 (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-862
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19510702+4629338, KIC 9726659, KOI-1491, WISE J195107.02+462933.8"
Star Distance(LY) : 3400.6
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.1 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.9 (Msun Measured) 0.9 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 4.8 (GY)
Temperature : 5256 (K)
Spectral type : K0
UV portion[%]: 6.0
Visible portion[%]: 41.8
IR portion[%]: 52.2
Metalicity : 0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 3.8
Apparent Magnitude: 13.8
Right Ascension(RA) 297.7793
Declination (DEC) 46.4927
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 718 LIKELY FALSE POSITIVES
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Kepler-862%20b/
Kepler-862 b
Kepler-862 b

  • Kepler-862 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star Kepler-862, located about 3400.6 light-years (1042.6 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2016.
  • The host star Kepler-862 has apparent magnitude of 13.8, with absolute magnitude of 3.8.
  • It is 0.9 times more massive and 1.1 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5256 with its spectral types of K0
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet Kepler-862 b orbits around the star Kepler-862 every 3.1 days with its orbital distance of 0.04 AU ( 6027128.0 km)
  • (Projected orbit of Kepler-862 b around its host star Kepler-862)


  • The Star Kepler-862 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.660 AU ( 98751644.8 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.912 AU ( 136500580.0 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.390 AU ( 207996676.4 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 2.046 AU ( 306076221.1 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of Kepler-862 b : 701467.02 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star Kepler-862)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.705 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.893 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.862 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.946 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-862 distance : 1.602 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-862 distance : 1.690 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star Kepler-862)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.700 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.919 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star Kepler-862 distance : 0.926 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-862 distance : 1.629 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-862 distance : 1.695 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star Kepler-862)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-862 and its Exoplanet Kepler-862 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-862 and its Exoplanet Kepler-862 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star Kepler-862*)
    *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