V1400 Centauri, also known as 1SWASP J140747, is a star. It is a star similar to the Sun in the constellation Centaurus, 434 light-years away from Earth. It’s a main-sequence star, like our Sun. It is a young star, estimated to be 16 million years old, with a mass roughly 90% that of the Sun. It is 434 light-years away from Earth, in the constellation Centaurus. The star has an apparent magnitude of 12.3 and can only be seen with a telescope. It is not visible to the naked eye and must be viewed through a telescope.
The star’s name is derived from the SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) program and the coordinates of the star. It is a very young star, only 16 million years old. It is a variable star because it is orbited by a planet. Because of the planet orbiting it, the star is variable and has been given the variable star designation V1400 Centauri.
J1407 was eclipsed and orbited by a gas giant or brown dwarf with a massive ring system in 2007. J1407b is the design of this object. The ring system’s existence was deduced from the observation of a 56-day long and complex eclipse of the parent star between April and May 2007. Because of its massive ring system, which has a radius of about 90 million kilometers, the exoplanet has been dubbed “Saturn on steroids” or “Super Saturn” (0.6 AU).
The J1407 system and its unusual eclipses were discovered in 2012 by a team led by University of Rochester astronomer Eric Mamajek. The existence and parameters of the ring system surrounding the substellar companion J1407b were deduced from observations of a 56-day long and complex eclipse of the parent star in April and May 2007. Because of its massive system of circumplanetary rings with a radius of approximately 90 million kilometers, the low-mass companion J1407b has been dubbed “Super Saturn” or “Saturn on steroids” (0.6 AU).
J1407b’s orbital period is estimated to be around a decade (3.5 to 13.8 years), and its most likely mass is between 13 and 26 Jupiter masses, but this is subject to considerable uncertainty. With greater than 99 percent certainty, the ringed body cannot be a star with a mass greater than 80 Jupiter masses. The estimated mass of the ring system is similar to that of the Earth. A significant gap in the rings about 61 million kilometers (0.4 AU) from its center is thought to be indirect evidence of the existence of an exomoon with a mass of up to 0.8 Earth masses.
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