BD+44 1353 HD 40979

Stellar classification



  • X -21
  • Y 21
  • Z -104
→ Sol: 108

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:HD 40979


HD 40979 is a yellow-white dwarf star about 108 light-years away in the constellation of Auriga. The star is a member of a multiple system: it has a companion HD 40979B which shares its proper motion and is located at a projected distance of 6400 AU from the primary. HD 40979B itself has a companion (designated HD 40979C) at a projected distance of 129 AU from star B, making the system a triple.

As of 2002, there is one extrasolar planet known to be orbiting around HD 40979A.

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