HD 23596 is a 7th magnitude star approximately 170 light years away in the constellation Perseus. The visual luminosity of the star is 1.71 times greater than our Sun. HD 23596 dwarfs the Sun is terms of physical properties; including mass, radius, age, metallicity, and temperature. The spectrum of the star is F8.
In June 2002, a massive long-period planet orbiting the star was announced.
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* "Notes for star HD 23596". The Extrasolar Planet Encyclopaedia. http://exoplanet.eu/star.php?st=HD+23596.