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83 Leonis

The planetary system 83 Leonis hosts at least 2 planets. Note that the system is a multiple star system. It hosts at least 2 stellar components.

  System parameters
Primary system name 83 Leonis
Alternative system names HD 99491, HD 99492
Right ascension 11 26 45.32180
Declination +03 00 47.1551
Distance [parsec] 17.79±0.14
Distance [lightyears] 58.0±0.5
Number of stars in system 2
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.

  •  Stellar binary
    •  83 Leonis A, stellar object
      •  83 Leonis B, stellar object
        •  83 Leonis B b, planet, semi-major axis: 0.1230±0.0010 AU
          •  83 Leonis B c, planet, semi-major axis: 5.4±0.5 AU

        PlanetsPlanets in the system

        This table lists all planets in the system 83 Leonis.

          83 Leonis B b 83 Leonis B c
        Alternative planet names 83 Leo B b, HD 99492 b, Gliese 429 B b, GJ 429 B b 83 Leo B c, HD 99492 c, Gliese 429 B c, GJ 429 B c
        Description The first planet around the star 83 Leonis B (HD 99492) was discovered in 2004. A second planet was announced 6 years later but was subsequently shown to be an artifact of the stellar activity cycle. HD 99492 c was announced in 2010. Subsequent observations showed that the radial velocity variations attributed to this planet correlated with the stellar activity cycle, indicating that the planet is an artifact of the activity.
        Lists Confirmed planets; Planets in binary systems, S-type Retracted planet candidate; Planets in binary systems, S-type
        Mass [Mjup] 0.079±0.006 0.36±0.06
        Mass [Mearth] 25.1±1.9 114±19
        Radius [Rjup] N/A N/A
        Radius [Rearth] N/A N/A
        Orbital period [days] 17.054±0.003 4970±744
        Semi-major axis [AU] 0.1230±0.0010 5.4±0.5
        Eccentricity 0.07±0.06 0.10±0.20
        Equilibrium temperature [K] N/A N/A
        Discovery method RV
        Discovery year 2004 2010
        Last updated [yy/mm/dd] 17/11/28

        starStars in the system

        This table lists all stars in the system 83 Leonis.

          83 Leonis A 83 Leonis B
        Alternative star names 83 Leo A, HD 99491, HIP 55846, TYC 267-1191-1, SAO 118864, HR 4414, Gliese 429 A, GJ 429 A, BD+03 2502, 2MASS J11264531+0300475, WDS J11268+0301 A, STF 1540 A 83 Leo B, HD 99492, HIP 55848, TYC 267-1200-1, SAO 118865, Gliese 429 B, GJ 429 B, BD+03 2503, 2MASS J11264627+0300229, WDS J11268+0301 B, STF 1540 B
        Mass [MSun] 0.99±0.06 0.85±0.02
        Radius [RSun] 0.93+0.03−0.04 0.78±0.02
        Age [Gyr] N/A 5±4
        Metallicity [Fe/H] N/A 0.30±0.03
        Temperature [K] 5509 4929±44
        Spectral type K0IV K2V
        Visual magnitude 6.50 7.38

        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).

        PlutoMercuryMarsVenusEarthNeptuneUranusSaturnJupiter83 Leonis B b83 Leonis B 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 zone83 Leonis B b83 Leonis B 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) 4
        Hanno Rein hanno(at) 5
        Marc-Antoine Martinod marc-antoine.martinod(at) 1
        Ryan Varley ryanjvarley(at) 1

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        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.