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System Parameters for Kepler-16b

Table of properties of Kepler-16
Table 1: Characteristics of the Kepler-16 system. For all parameters except Teff and [m/H] (which are described in the SOM) the results are based on the photometric-dynamical model. The quoted values and uncertainty intervals are based on the 15.85%, 50%, and 84.15% levels of the cumulative distributions of the marginalized posteriors for each parameter, making them analogous to “one- sigma” intervals for Gaussian statistics. The quoted orbital parameters are osculating Jacobian parameters at BJD 2,455,212.12316. The distance from Kepler-16 to Earth has not been measured, but is probably about 200 light years, judging from the apparent brightness of star A and theoretical models of stellar structure that give a crude estimate of its intrinsic luminosity.

Light Curve for Kepler-16b

Kepler-16 light curve
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Finder Charts
Centered on coordinates
RA: 19 16 18.17 Dec: +51 45 26.78

To make your own finding charts, you may use the above coordinates and/or the following alternate names for Kepler-16:
Kepler-16 (AB)
2MASS J19161817+5145267
GSC 03554-01147
KIC 12644769
UCAC3 284-140854

1x1 degree

1 degree square finding chart


5 arcminute square finding chart for Kepler-16