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GJ 229

The planetary system GJ 229 hosts at least one planet. Note that the system is a multiple star system. It hosts at least 2 stellar components.

  System parameters
Primary system name GJ 229
Alternative system names N/A
Right ascension 06 10 34.61533
Declination -21 51 52.7117
Distance [parsec] 5.75±0.03edit
Distance [lightyears] 18.75±0.10
Number of stars in system 2
Number of planets in system 1

ArchitectureArchitecture of the system

This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. It gives a quick overview of the hierarchical architecture.

  •  Stellar binary
    •  GJ 229 A, stellar object
      •  GJ 229 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.97+0.12−0.09 AU
      •  GJ 229 B, stellar object

      PlanetsPlanets in the system

      This table lists all planets in the system GJ 229.

        GJ 229 b
      Alternative planet names GJ 229 A b, Gliese 229 A b
      Description This planet is in a binary system comprising the red dwarf star GJ 229 A and the brown dwarf GJ 229 B, which was the first identified methane brown dwarf. The planet candidate orbiting GJ 229 A was identified by Bayesian analysis of 73 UVES and 17 HARPS radial velocity measurements.edit
      Lists Controversial; Planets in binary systems, S-type
      Mass [Mjup] 0.10±0.05edit
      Mass [Mearth] 32+17−16
      Radius [Rjup] N/A
      Radius [Rearth] N/A
      Orbital period [days] 471+22−12edit
      Semi-major axis [AU] 0.97+0.12−0.09edit
      Eccentricity 0.10+0.22−0.10edit
      Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A
      Discovery method RV
      Discovery year 2014
      Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 15/04/21

      starStars in the system

      This table lists all stars in the system GJ 229.

        GJ 229 A GJ 229 B
      Alternative star names Gliese 229 A, WDS J06106-2152 A, NAJ 1 A, HD 42581, HIP 29295, BD-21 1377, CPD-21 1138, LHS 1827, SAO 171334, TYC 5945-765-1, 2MASS J06103462-2151521 Gliese 229 B, WDS 06102-2152 B, NAJ 1 B
      Mass [MSun] 0.580edit > 0.0400edit
      Radius [RSun] N/A N/A
      Age [Gyr] N/A N/A
      Metallicity [Fe/H] N/A N/A
      Temperature [K] 3564edit 1000edit
      Spectral type M1/M2 V T6
      Visual magnitude 8.12edit N/A

      Planet sizes

      The following plot shows the approximate sizes of the planets in this system The Solar System planets are shown as a comparison. Note that unless the radius has been determined through a transit observation, this is only an approximation (see Lissauer et al. 2011b).

      PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiterGJ 229 b

      Habitable zone

      The following plot shows the approximate location of the planets in this system with respect to the habitable zone (green) and the size of the star (red). This is only an estimate, using the star's spectral type and mass. Note that if no green band is shown in the plot, then the planet's orbit is far outside the habitable zone. The equations of Selsis, Kasting et al are used to draw the inner and outer boundaries.

      Habitable zoneGJ 229 b

      referencesScientific references and contributors

      Links to scientific papers and other data sources


      This table lists all links which are relevant to this particular system. Note that this is just a summary. More references to the scientific publications and comments can be found in the commit messages. To see these, head over the github or click here to directly go to the git blame output of this system. In the left column of the output you can see the commit message corresponding to each parameter. It also lists the date of the last commit and the person making the changes. Within the commit message, you will find a link to the scientific publication where the data is taken from. Note that this is a new feature and not all system parameters might have a reference associated with it yet. Please help making this catalogue better and contribute data or references!

      Open Exoplanet Catalogue contributors

      Contributor E-mail Number of commits
      Andrew Tribick ajtribick(at) 2

      This table lists all people who have contributed to the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. Please consider contributing! Click here to find out how. You can also view all commits contributing to this file on github.

      xmlData download

      You can download the xml file corresponding to this planetary system, which is part of the Open Exoplanet Catalogue. All information on this page has been directly generated from this XML file. You can also download the entire catalogue over at github. If you prefer to download the dataset as an ASCII tables, you might find the oec_tables repository usefule.


      If you spot an error or if you can contribute additional data to this entry, please send an e-mail to Please include the corrected xml file and a reference to where the new data is coming from, ideally a scientific paper. If you are fluent with git and github, you can also create a pull request or open an issue on the Open Exoplanet Catalogue repository. Please include the reference to the relevant scientific paper in your commit message.