The kap And Exoplanetary System
kap And is a star with 2.6 times the mass of the Sun, and 2.008 times its radius. It is located 163.27 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 0.03 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
kap And is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
kap And b
kap And b was discovered by the Subaru Telescope observatory using the imaging method. Its discovery was announced in 2013-02. Its semi-major axis is 55.00 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit.
The mass of kap And b is 4327.31 times the mass of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, kap And 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.