KELT-2Ab

We report the discovery of KELT-2Ab, a hot Jupiter transiting the bright (V = 8.77) primary star of the HD 42176 binary system. 

PLANET SPECS.

TelescopeKELT-North
RA06:10:39.35
Dec+30:57:25.7
Distance130 parsecs
V Magnitude8.71
Stellar Temp6150 Kelvin
Planet Mass1.49 MJ
Planet Radius1.31 RJ

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