Orbitar, also known as 42 Draconis b or 42 Dra b, is an exoplanet located Draco Constellation. Orbitar is around 315 Light Years from Earth. Orbitar orbits a K Type Supergiant Star known as 42 Draconis. It takes 479 Earth Days for Orbitar to revolve around 42 Draconis. Orbitar was discovered on March 20th, 2009 by Doellinger et al which used the radial velocity method in order to find Orbitar. Orbitar was intially given the name 42 Draconis b and in 2014, The International Astronomical Union started the process of giving a bunch of exoplanets proper names. In December of 2015 the official proper name The International Astronomical Union gave 42 Draconis b was Orbitar.
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