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Gliese 163

The planetary system Gliese 163 hosts at least 5 planets.

  System parameters
Primary system name Gliese 163
Alternative system names GJ 163
Right ascension 04 09 16.01
Declination -53 22 24.96
Distance [parsec] 15.0±0.4
Distance [lightyears] 48.9±1.3
Number of stars in system 1
Number of planets in system 5

ArchitectureArchitecture of the system

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

  •  GJ 163, stellar object
    •  Gliese 163 b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.060+0.005−0.006 AU
      •  Gliese 163 c, planet, semi-major axis: 0.124+0.010−0.013 AU
        •  Gliese 163 d, planet, semi-major axis: 1.02+0.09−0.12 AU
          •  Gliese 163 e, planet, semi-major axis: 0.70±0.07 AU
            •  Gliese 163 f, planet, semi-major axis: 0.33±0.03 AU

            PlanetsPlanets in the system

            This table lists all planets in the system Gliese 163.

              Gliese 163 b Gliese 163 c Gliese 163 d Gliese 163 e Gliese 163 f
            Alternative planet names GJ 163 b GJ 163 c GJ 163 d GJ 163 e GJ 163 f
            Description The parameters listed here were imported into the Open Exoplanet Catalogue from the website.
            Lists Confirmed planets
            Mass [Mjup] 0.031±0.007 0.024+0.009−0.007 0.06±0.02 0.04+0.03−0.02 0.021±0.014
            Mass [Mearth] 10±2 8+3−2 20±8 14+8−7 7±4
            Radius [Rjup] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Radius [Rearth] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Orbital period [days] 8.631±0.002 25.64±0.04 604+29−24 349+12−10 109.5+1.6−1.4
            Semi-major axis [AU] 0.060+0.005−0.006 0.124+0.010−0.013 1.02+0.09−0.12 0.70±0.07 0.33±0.03
            Eccentricity 0.02+0.12−0.02 0.03+0.18−0.03 0.02+0.22−0.02 0.03+0.25−0.03 0.04+0.23−0.04
            Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
            Discovery method RV
            Discovery year 2012 2012 2013 2019 2019
            Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 19/06/14 19/06/14 19/06/14 21/04/10 21/04/10

            starStars in the system

            This table lists all stars in the system Gliese 163.

              GJ 163
            Alternative star names N/A
            Mass [MSun] 0.400
            Radius [RSun] N/A
            Age [Gyr] N/A
            Metallicity [Fe/H] N/A
            Temperature [K] N/A
            Spectral type M3.5
            Visual magnitude 11.80

            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).

            PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiterGliese 163 bGliese 163 cGliese 163 dGliese 163 eGliese 163 f

            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 zoneGliese 163 bGliese 163 cGliese 163 dGliese 163 eGliese 163 f

            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) 13
            Marc-Antoine Martinod marc-antoine.martinod(at) 1

            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 useful.


            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.