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Map of Nearby Stars with Exoplanets

posted Jul 9, 2013, 9:27 PM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 2:13 AM ]
These are high resolution map (8000x4000px) of the night sky showing the stars with exoplanets. Click the images for the high resolution versions. The maps are suitable for poster printing up to 40" x 20" (~100x50 cm) at 200 dpi. Image credits: PHL @ UPR Arecibo and Jim Cornmell.

Figure 1. Nearest stars with exoplanets within 100 light years from Earth. There are 117 stars with one or more exoplanets within this distance. Stars with known exoplanets are color-coded with their spectral type (see legend). The rest of the stars are black.

Figure 2. All stars with confirmed exoplanets (701 stars with 912 exoplanets). Two notable clusters are the surveys of Kepler in Cygnus-Lyra, and MOE and OGLE in Sagittarius, the galactic centerStars with known exoplanets are color-coded according to their distance from Earth, red closer, violet farther (see legend). Any beyond 1000 light years are colored as dark violet. The rest of the stars are black. Only those stars within 100 light years are labeled. 

Figure 3. Same as figure 2 but with a dark night sky background.