HD 50554 is a star approximately 98 light-years (30 pc) away in the constellation Gemini.
HD 50554 is a yellow-white main-sequence star [F8V] that currently fuse hydrogen in its core. Since the star is 7th magnitude, it is not visible to the unaided eye, but with binoculars or a telescope, it should be easy to see this star. The age of the star is only 10 million years older than our Sun. It is a population I star with metallicity of –0.07 dex [Fe/H] or 85% as much metals as the Sun.
In 2002, a giant planet was found by Debra Fischer, who used the radial velocity method. This superjovian planet orbits at 341 gigameters from the star in an eccentric orbit.
* HD 50499
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* "HD 50554". Extrasolar Visions. http://www.extrasolar.net/startour.asp?StarCatID=normal&StarID=135.