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The planetary system KELT-6 hosts at least 2 planets.

  System parameters
Primary system name KELT-6
Alternative system names N/A
Right ascension 13 03 55.648
Declination +30 38 24.18
Distance [parsec] 222±8edit
Distance [lightyears] 724±26
Number of stars in system 1
Number of planets in system 2

ArchitectureArchitecture of the system

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

  •  KELT-6, stellar object
    •  KELT-6 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.0800±0.0010 AU
      •  KELT-6 c, planet, semi-major axis: 2.39±0.11 AU

      PlanetsPlanets in the system

      This table lists all planets in the system KELT-6.

        KELT-6 b KELT-6 c
      Alternative planet names TYC 2532-556-1 b, BD+31 2447 b TYC 2532-556-1 c, BD+31 2447 c
      Description KELT-6b is a Saturn-mass planet transiting a metal-poor host star. The planet candidate was originally discovered by the KELT-North survey. Follow up observations confirmed the planetary nature of the candidate using a combination of photometry, high-resolution imaging, high resolution spectroscopy and radial velocity measurements.edit KELT-6c is a long-period giant planet, one of only a small number known where there is an inner transiting planet with a measured Rossiter-McLaughlin effect. Its presence was suspected based on a trend in the radial velocity data for the system and was finally confirmed in 2015 with data from the HARPS-N spectrograph.edit
      Lists Confirmed planets
      Mass [Mjup] 0.442±0.019edit 3.7±0.2edit
      Mass [Mearth] 140±6 1179±67
      Radius [Rjup] 1.18±0.11edit N/A
      Radius [Rearth] 13.2±1.2 N/A
      Orbital period [days] 7.8456±0.0000edit 1276+81−67edit
      Semi-major axis [AU] 0.0800±0.0010edit 2.39±0.11edit
      Eccentricity 0.029+0.016−0.013edit 0.21±0.04edit
      Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A N/A
      Discovery method transit RV
      Discovery year 2013 2015
      Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 15/08/27

      starStars in the system

      This table lists all stars in the system KELT-6.

      Alternative star names TYC 2532-556-1, BD+31 2447, 2MASS J13035564+3038241
      Mass [MSun] 1.13±0.06edit
      Radius [RSun] 1.53±0.14edit
      Age [Gyr] 4.9+0.7−0.5edit
      Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.27±0.06edit
      Temperature [K] 6272±61edit
      Spectral type F8
      Visual magnitude 10.34±0.05edit

      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).

      PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiterKELT-6 bKELT-6 c

      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 zoneKELT-6 bKELT-6 c

      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) 1
      Hanno Rein hanno(at) 4
      Ryan Varley ryanjvarley(at) 3

      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.