Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Draco
Right ascension 19h 06m 09.602s[1]
Declination +49° 26′ 14.37″[1]
Spectral type K7 V + M1 V[2]
Proper motion (μ) RA: 2.0[3] mas/yr
Dec.: −8.0[3] mas/yr
[4] pc
Kepler-296 A
Surface gravity (log g)4.774+0.091
Temperature3740±130 K
Metallicity [Fe/H]−0.08+0.28
Kepler-296 B
Surface gravity (log g)4.993+0.087
Temperature3440±75 K
Other designations
Gaia DR2 2132069633148965888, KOI-1422, KIC 11497958, 2MASS J19060960+4926143[6]
Database references

Kepler-296 is a binary star system[5] in the constellation Draco. The primary star appears to be a late K-type main-sequence star, while the secondary is a red dwarf.[2]

Planetary system

The following plot shows the approximate sizes of the planets in this system compared to planets in the Solar System.[7]

Five exoplanets have been detected around the system; all are believed to be orbiting the primary star rather than its dimmer companion.[5] Two planets in particular, Kepler-296e and Kepler-296f, are likely located in the habitable zone.[5] For planetary system to remain stable, no additional giant planets can be located up to orbital radius 10.1 AU.[8]

The Kepler-296 planetary system[5]
(in order from star)
Mass Semimajor axis
Orbital period
Eccentricity Inclination Radius
b 0.079 10.864384 0.33 1.61 R🜨
c 0.0521 5.8416366 0.33 2.00 R🜨
d 0.118 19.850291 0.33 2.09 R🜨
e 0.169 34.14211 0.33 1.53 R🜨
f 0.255 63.33627 0.33 1.80 R🜨

See also


  1. ^ a b Cutri, Roc M.; Skrutskie, Michael F.; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Beichman, Charles A.; Carpenter, John M.; Chester, Thomas; Cambresy, Laurent; Evans, Tracey E.; Fowler, John W.; Gizis, John E.; Howard, Elizabeth V.; Huchra, John P.; Jarrett, Thomas H.; Kopan, Eugene L.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Light, Robert M.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; McCallon, Howard L.; Schneider, Stephen E.; Stiening, Rae; Sykes, Matthew J.; Weinberg, Martin D.; Wheaton, William A.; Wheelock, Sherry L.; Zacarias, N. (2003). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003)". CDS/ADC Collection of Electronic Catalogues. 2246: II/246. Bibcode:2003yCat.2246....0C.
  2. ^ a b Lissauer, Jack J; Marcy, Geoffrey W; Bryson, Stephen T; Rowe, Jason F; Jontof-Hutter, Daniel; Agol, Eric; Borucki, William J; Carter, Joshua A; Ford, Eric B; Gilliland, Ronald L; Kolbl, Rea; Star, Kimberly M; Steffen, Jason H; Torres, Guillermo (2014). "Validation Ofkepler's Multiple Planet Candidates. Ii. Refined Statistical Framework and Descriptions of Systems of Special Interest". The Astrophysical Journal. 784 (1): 44. arXiv:1402.6352. Bibcode:2014ApJ...784...44L. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/784/1/44. S2CID 119108651.
  3. ^ a b Kepler Mission Team (2009). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Kepler Input Catalog". VizieR On-line Data Catalog. 5133. Bibcode:2009yCat.5133....0K.
  4. ^ "Kepler-296 e". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e Barclay, Thomas; Quintana, Elisa V; Adams, Fred C; Ciardi, David R; Huber, Daniel; Foreman-Mackey, Daniel; Montet, Benjamin T; Caldwell, Douglas (2015). "The Five Planets in the Kepler-296 Binary System All Orbit the Primary: A Statistical and Analytical Analysis". The Astrophysical Journal. 809 (1): 7. arXiv:1505.01845. Bibcode:2015ApJ...809....7B. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/809/1/7. S2CID 37742564.
  6. ^ "Kepler-296". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Open Exoplanet Catalogue - Kepler-296 b". Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  8. ^ Becker, Juliette C.; Adams, Fred C. (2017), "Effects of Unseen Additional Planetary Perturbers on Compact Extrasolar Planetary Systems", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 468 (1): 549–563, arXiv:1702.07714, Bibcode:2017MNRAS.468..549B, doi:10.1093/mnras/stx461, S2CID 119325005

External links

  • Kepler-296 - Open Exoplanet Catalogue