HD 179949 is a star with 1.21 times the mass of the Sun, and NaN times its radius. It is located 89.55 light years away from the solar system.
HD 179949 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
HD 179949 b was discovered by the Anglo-Australian Telescope observatory, in 2001-04, using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 0.04 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of HD 179949 b is 291.288 times the mass of Earth. The radius of HD 179949 b is 13.900 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, HD 179949 b is a gas giant, a planet whose mass is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, like Jupiter and Saturn in our solar system.