Imaginary Picture of WASP-43 b

Display orbital revolution of WASP-43 b around the hoststar WASP-43
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Exoplanet Name : WASP-43 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.0360 (Rjup) 11.6125 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 2.0520 (Mjup) 652.4088 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0153 (AU) 0.0153 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0035
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0022
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 0.81 (Days Obs.) 0.81 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 4.8380
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 977915.1 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1403.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1318.1 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 1066.4 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1669.1 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1567.4 (K)
Size Class: Jupiter-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Primary Transit
Mass Detection : Radial Velocity
Radius Detection : Primary Transit
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : WASP-43
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 0.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.7 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.7 (Msun Measured) 0.7 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.4 (GY)
Temperature : 4520 (K)
Spectral type : K7V
UV portion[%]: 1.6
Visible portion[%]: 31.4
IR portion[%]: 66.9
Metalicity : -0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 25.0
Apparent Magnitude: 12.4
Right Ascension(RA) 154.9084
Declination (DEC) -9.8064
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID 05490-00141
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors CUTRI R.M.; SKRUTSKIE M.F.; VAN DYK S.; BEICHMAN C.A.; CARPENTER J.M.; CHESTER T.; CAMBRESY L.; EVANS T.; FOWLER J.; GIZIS J.; HOWARD E.; HUCHRA J.; JARRETT T.; KOPAN E.L.; KIRKPATRICK J.D.; LIGHT R.M.; MARSH K.A.; McCALLON H.; SCHNEIDER S.; STIENING R.;
Discovery Paper - Title 2MASS All Sky Catalog of point sources.
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=WASP-43&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/WASP-43%20b/
WASP-43 b
WASP-43 b

  • WASP-43 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star WASP-43. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2011.
  • The host star WASP-43 has apparent magnitude of 12.4, with absolute magnitude of 25.0.
  • It is 0.7 times more massive and 0.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 4520 with its spectral types of K7V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet WASP-43 b orbits around the star WASP-43 every 0.8 days with its orbital distance of 0.02 AU ( 2282863.5 km)
  • (Projected orbit of WASP-43 b around its host star WASP-43)


  • The Star WASP-43 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.295 AU ( 44163228.7 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.408 AU ( 61045123.2 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.622 AU ( 93019258.6 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 0.915 AU ( 136881913.9 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of WASP-43 b : 977915.10 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star WASP-43)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.326 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.412 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.398 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.438 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.763 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.805 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star WASP-43)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.322 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.426 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.425 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.776 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-43 distance : 0.807 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star WASP-43)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star WASP-43 and its Exoplanet WASP-43 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star WASP-43 and its Exoplanet WASP-43 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star WASP-43*)
    *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