Location of Star HD 209458 (Annotated)
Location of Star HD 209458 (Annotated)
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News release ID: STScI-2003-08
Release Date: Mar 12, 2003
Image Use: Copyright
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The parent star of transiting planet HD 209458b is called HD 209458. It is similar to our Sun and lies 150 light-years from Earth. The star is visible with binoculars as a seventh magnitude star in the constellation Pegasus.

This is a a 1.9 x 1.9 degree three-color composite from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The blue plate (B) is shown in blue, the red plate (R) in green, and the infrared plate (I) in red.


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Astronomical, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Planets, Stars

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Credit: ESA, NASA and the Digitized Sky Survey