Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lambda Serpentis

Star type
g G0V

Distance from Earth
g 38.88 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g 4.4×109 years

Radius/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g 131.8% ; 114%; 5936 K

Brightness (xSol)
g 194%

g NA

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g NA

Known planets
g One or more planets with masses between 0.16 and 2 Jupiter masses and average separations spanning between 0.05 and 5.2 AUs could orbit planet, astronomers speculate.

Habitable zone
g NA

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g See map

Location in Earth sky
g In the constellation Serpens, specifically in its head (Serpens Caput).

Other names
g LAM Ser; Gl 598; 27 Serpentis; HR 5868; BD+7°3023; HD 141004; SAO 121186; HIP 77257

Sci-fi mentions
g In the reference book "Star Trek: Star Charts," Lambda Serpentis is mapped as a binary star with two class G components, and is identified as the location of the planet Stameris that was mentioned in Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Acquisition".
g In the pen-and-paper RPG Blue Planet by Biohazard Games and Fantasy Flight Games, Lambda Serpentis is orbited by a habitable planet called Poseidon, named after the Greek god of the sea.
g In the Halo series, the system is home to the human colony, Jericho VII.
g Appears in role-playing game "2300 AD"

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Dwight Williams said...

Lambda Serpentis showed up in the role-playing game 2300 AD.

Rob Bignell said...

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Dwight - I'll be sue to add it. I've never played 2300 AD ... so many cool games, so little time.

Dwight Williams said...

If you want additional info, you might look into this link: