KELT-12b

We announce the discovery of KELT-12b, a highly inflated Jupiter-mass planet transiting the mildly evolved, V = 10.64 host star TYC 2619-1057-1

PLANET SPECS.

TelescopeKELT-North
RA17:50:33.72
Dec+36:34:12.8
Distance360 parsecs
V Magnitude10.59
Stellar Temp6280 Kelvin
Planet Mass0.95 MJ
Planet Radius1.78 RJ

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