Fork me on GitHub
an open source database of all discovered extrasolar planets

eps Coronae Borealis

The planetary system eps Coronae Borealis 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 eps Coronae Borealis
Alternative system names N/A
Right ascension 15 57 35.25147
Declination +26 52 40.3635
Distance [parsec] 67.9
Distance [lightyears] 221
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
    •  eps Coronae Borealis, stellar object
      •  eps Coronae Borealis b, planet, semi-major axis: 1.300 AU
      •  eps Coronae Borealis B, stellar object

      PlanetsPlanets in the system

      This table lists all planets in the system eps Coronae Borealis.

        eps Coronae Borealis b
      Alternative planet names HD 143107 b, HR 5947 b, HIP 78159 b, eps CrB b, eps CrB A b
      Description Radial velocity measurements for eps CrB exhibit periodic variation of 417 days with an amplitude of 129 meters per second. The minimum mass for the planetary companion is 6.7 Jupiter masses.
      Lists Confirmed planets; Planets in binary systems, S-type
      Mass [Mjup] 6.7±0.3
      Mass [Mearth] 2129±95
      Radius [Rjup] N/A
      Radius [Rearth] N/A
      Orbital period [days] 417.9±0.5
      Semi-major axis [AU] 1.300
      Eccentricity 0.11±0.03
      Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A
      Discovery method RV
      Discovery year 2012
      Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 15/09/22

      starStars in the system

      This table lists all stars in the system eps Coronae Borealis.

        eps Coronae Borealis eps Coronae Borealis B
      Alternative star names eps CrB, Epsilon Coronae Borealis, ε CrB, ε Coronae Borealis, eps Coronae Borealis A, eps CrB A, Epsilon Coronae Borealis A, ε CrB A, ε Coronae Borealis A, 13 CrB, 13 Coronae Borealis, HD 143107, HIP 78159, HIP 78159 A, TYC 2037-1826-1, SAO 84098, HR 5947, BD+27 2558, 2MASS J15573525+2652400, WDS J15576+2653 A eps CrB B, Epsilon Coronae Borealis B, ε CrB B, ε Coronae Borealis B, HIP 78159 B, WDS J15576+2653 B
      Mass [MSun] 1.70±0.10 N/A
      Radius [RSun] 21.0 N/A
      Age [Gyr] 1.7±0.4 N/A
      Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.0940±0.0010 N/A
      Temperature [K] 4406±15 N/A
      Spectral type K2 III N/A
      Visual magnitude 4.14 12.60

      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).

      PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupitereps Coronae Borealis 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.

      eps Coronae Borealis 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
      Hanno Rein hanno(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.