UScoCTIO 108

UScoCTIO 108A

Composite-color IZK image of UScoCTIO 108A and B (I=blue, Z=green, K'=red). IZ images are from the AUX camera on the William Herschel Telescope, and the image is from NICS on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 16h 05m 53.94s[1]
Declination −18° 18′ 42.7″[1]
Characteristics
Spectral typeM7[2]
Astrometry
Distance473 ± 6 ly
(145 ± 2[2] pc)
Details
Mass0.06 ± 0.02 [2] M
Luminosity0.01 [2] L
Temperature2700 ± 100 [2] K
Database references
data
UScoCTIO 108B
Position (relative to A)
Epoch of observationJ2007.5
Angular distance4.6 ± 0.1 [2]
Position angle177 ± 1° [2]
Observed separation
(projected)
~670 AU [2]
Characteristics
Spectral typeM9.5–L3[2]
Details
Mass0.013+0.002−0.008 [2] M
Luminosity0.0007 [2] L
Temperature2350+100−400 [2] K
Other designations
UscoCTIO 108b[3]
Database references
data

UScoCTIO 108 is a binary system, approximately 470 light-years away in the Upper Scorpius (USco) OB association. The primary, UScoCTIO 108A, with mass around 0.06 solar masses, is a brown dwarf or low-mass red dwarf. The secondary, UScoCTIO 108B, with a mass around the deuterium burning limit of 13 Jupiter masses, would be classified as either a brown dwarf or an extrasolar planet.[2]

References

External links

  • Star: UScoCTIO 108, Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia. Accessed on line June 17, 2008.