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Star PDS 70

Subgiant PDS 70 is located 370 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class K7IVe C, that has 76 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
370 light years

PDS 70

Subgiant (spectral class K7IVe C)


Ascension iconRight ascension: 14h 8m 10.156s
Declination iconDeclination: -41° 23' 52.577'' (southern hemisphere)
Parallax iconParallax: 8.816
Distance iconSun distance: 369.963 ly | 113.4 pc

Basic characteristic

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Mass: 76 % M Sun | 796 M Jupiter
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Size: 126 % R Sun | 12.5 R Jupiter
temperature iconTemperature: 3972 K | 0.69 T Sun
time iconAge: 0.0054 billions years | 0 Sun
luminosity iconLuminosity: 0.35 L Sun

3 exoplanets

PDS 70 b 22.7 AU 2225.3 M 19.6 R 45108 days
PDS 70 c 30.2 AU 1398.8 M -
PDS 70 disc 40 AU -
More about PDS 70
Star PDS 70 is is approximately 26 % bigger than the Sun and temperature on its surface is around 3972 K (3699 °C), which is about 69 % of Sun's temperature.
       PDS 70 can be found in southern celestial hemisphere. 
Other designations of this star
V1032 Cen, 2MASS J14081015-4123525, IRAS 14050−4109, CD-40 8434, DENIS J140810.1-412352, TIC 179413040, WISE J140810.13-412352.7
External sources
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First JVLA Radio Observation on PDS70
Scientific study, Accepted: 28. 06. 2024
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MINDS: JWST/NIRCam imaging of the protoplanetary disk PDS 70
Scientific study, Accepted: 07. 03. 2024
Class of stars Subgiant
A subgiant is a term used to describe a luminous star that is typically running out of hydrogen for nuclear fusion and is thus departing from the main sequence. These stars are classified as Yerkes luminosity class IV.
News from this star system
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Composition of the disc around young star PDS 70, where new exoplanets are being created

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