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Challenge: Most planets on a single star
Billy_MayesDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 15:22 | Message # 1
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So, I was wondering how many planets can a star have, so I created this challenge.

Rules: It has to be a single star, no binary, triple or more stars. It has to be a random star (RS in front of it's name).
Dwarf planets and asteroids don't count as planets.

My best is 11 planets.






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Edited by Billy_Mayes - Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 15:44
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 15:40 | Message # 2
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It would probably be good to specify whether dwarf planets count (in my opinion they should not).




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TimDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 15:54 | Message # 3
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I found 13 once :P

Which is strange enough also the maximum number of moons I've ever seen on a procedural planet.
 
smjjamesDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 16:30 | Message # 4
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The maximum around a single star is 15 I think, at least that's what I've heard.




 
TimDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 19:08 | Message # 5
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I just found one with 14, but as part of a binary system -_-
 
VoekoevakaDate: Wednesday, 30.01.2013, 19:59 | Message # 6
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I remember I found 17 one day, but most of these were dwarfs planets.




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LiNGeNDate: Saturday, 02.02.2013, 19:46 | Message # 7
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13 Planets.

RS 0-9-117440512-829-5-7-711849-0




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The maximum around a single star is 15 I think, at least that's what I've heard.
I had a hard time finding another single star with 13 planets, 14 planets and above must be very rare stars.

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midtskogenDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 08:26 | Message # 8
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Does it count if the planets are orbiting a single star, but that star is part of a multiple system? Like:

This star (RS 8403-196-6-2311-9 B ) has 13 planets. The other star has 9, 22 in total.
Another example is RS 8403-393-9-20230125-435 B.

For whole binary systems, I've seen 23 planets a few times, but never more.

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Single system with 13 planets: RS 8403-393-7-316149-1223

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Edited by midtskogen - Sunday, 03.02.2013, 07:47
 
TimDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 14:36 | Message # 9
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I've seen more, I think 26 or 27 in total. But only once.
 
LiNGeNDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 20:09 | Message # 10
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I've seen more, I think 26 or 27 in total. But only once.
I highly doubt that. It was most likely at least a binary star system you saw. I would surely like to see such a system though. But even if it's actually possible for so many planets orbiting a single star in the real universe, I don't think SpaceEngine currently can generate that many. Take a screenshot next time!
 
midtskogenDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 20:33 | Message # 11
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I highly doubt that. It was most likely at least a binary star system you saw. I would surely like to see such a system though. But even if it's actually possible for so many planets orbiting a single star in the real universe, I don't think SpaceEngine currently can generate that many. Take a screenshot next time!

I think Tim was commenting on the number of planets for a binary system. I've only counted 23 a few times for that, but I've seen a few more for multiple systems. EDIT: Oh, here's a 25 planet binary system. 13 planets around one star, 12 around the other.

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Edited by midtskogen - Sunday, 03.02.2013, 20:43
 
midtskogenDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 21:01 | Message # 12
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Here's a red dwarf with 14 planets. Part of a binary system with 25 planets.

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TimDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 21:12 | Message # 13
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I've seen more, I think 26 or 27 in total. But only once.

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I highly doubt that. It was most likely at least a binary star system you saw. I would surely like to see such a system though. But even if it's actually possible for so many planets orbiting a single star in the real universe, I don't think SpaceEngine currently can generate that many. Take a screenshot next time!

If you had read the post just above me, you would've known we were talking about all star systems and not just planets around a single star.


Edited by Tim - Sunday, 03.02.2013, 21:12
 
LiNGeNDate: Sunday, 03.02.2013, 22:43 | Message # 14
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Does it count if the planets are orbiting a single star, but that star is part of a multiple system?
No, see the rules in the first post:
Quote (Billy_Mayes)
Rules: It has to be a single star, no binary, triple or more stars. It has to be a random star (RS in front of it's name).
Dwarf planets and asteroids don't count as planets.
On the topic of binary star systems or more, I think they are much more prone to having more planets orbiting a single star due to the gravitational activity and/or the total available matter in the system as a whole. Perhaps over time some planets may have changed their parent star (over a very long time).
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I think Tim was commenting on the number of planets for a binary system.
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If you had read the post just above me, you would've known we were talking about all star systems and not just planets around a single star.
My bad, sorry.
 
midtskogenDate: Wednesday, 06.02.2013, 12:14 | Message # 15
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I've found a few 14 planet systems, but never 15. Here's an example: RS 8403-173-7-1561380-461 (yellow dwarf).




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