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.
Object Name: HD 209458
Image Type: Astronomical
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