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HD 117618

HD 117618, named Dofida by the IAU, is a single, yellow-hued star in the southern constellation of Centaurus. With an apparent visual magnitude of 7.17, it is too faint to be visible to the naked eyes of a typical observer. The distance to this star, as determined from its annual parallax shift of 26.34±0.60 mas as seen from Earth's orbit, is about 124 light years. It is moving further away with a heliocentric radial velocity of around +1.6 km/s. This star is similar to the Sun, being a G-type main-sequence star with a stellar classification of G0 V, it is about 10% more massive and 17% larger than the Sun, with an estimated age of four billion years and a projected rotational velocity of 3.67 km/s. The star is radiating 1.6 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 6,019 K. HD 117618, its planet HD 117618b, were chosen as part of the 2019 NameExoWorlds campaign organised by the International Astronomical Union, which assigned each country a star and planet to be named.

HD 117618 was assigned to Indonesia. The winning proposal named the star "Dofida" meaning our star in Nias language, its planet "Noifasui" meaning revolve around in Nias language. In 2005, the Anglo-Australian Planet Search program announced the discovery of a low-mass planet in orbit around HD 117618; this object was found through measurements of radial velocity variation, which were larger than those produced by the intrinsic jitter of the host star. The best Keplerian fit to the data gave a periodicity of 25.8 days with an eccentricity of around 0.37 and a semimajor axis of 0.17 AU. The lower bound on the object's mass was estimated to be 0.16 MJ. These values were subsequently refined. HD 117207 List of extrasolar planets

Douglas Kinnaird

The Honourable Douglas James William Kinnaird was an English banker, friend of Lord Byron and amateur cricketer. He was a Managing Partner in the banking firm of Co.. He briefly served as Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle from 1819 to 1820. Kinnaird was the fifth son of George Kinnaird, 7th Lord Kinnaird and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of the banker Griffin Ransom, he was educated first at Eton College, at Göttingen, where he acquired a knowledge of German and French. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1807, he went to Trinity College, where he graduated M. A. in 1811. In 1813 Kinnaird travelled with his friend John Cam Hobhouse on the continent, was present at the battle of Culm. In the autumn of 1814 he travelled home from Paris with William Jerdan After his return to England he took an active share in the business of Ransom & Morland's bank, on the dissolution of the partnership with Sir Francis Bernard Morland in 1819, assumed the chief management of the new firm. In 1815 Kinnaird became, with Byron, Samuel Whitbread, Peter Moore, others, a member of the sub-committee for directing the affairs of Drury Lane Theatre.

In 1817 he visited Byron at Venice. He was a close friend of Byron, who called him "my trusty and trustworthy trustee and banker, crown and sheet anchor" He was consulted by Byron on his business negotiations with John Murray, with Hobhouse insisted on the destruction of the Byron memoirs, after Byron's death, it was at Kinnaird's request that Byron wrote the Hebrew Melodies and the Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan, spoken at Drury Lane Theatre. Jerdan related that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, when his tragedy Remorse was under consideration by the Drury Lane authorities, was invited to read it to Kinnaird. At the general election in the summer of 1818 Kinnaird was nominated a candidate for the city of Westminster in the reform interest, but finding the contest hopeless withdrew after the third day's polling, canvassed on behalf of Francis Burdett. Kinnaird refused to be nominated again on the death of Sir Samuel Romilly, the senior member, in November 1818, seconded his friend Hobhouse, defeated after a vigorous contest by George Lamb in March 1819.

At a by-election in July 1819 Kinnaird was returned to the House of Commons for the borough of Bishop's Castle, in his maiden speech on 30 November 1819 supported Lord Althorp's motion for a select committee on the state of the country. Kinnaird took part in the debate on Hobhouse's anonymous pamphlet on 10 December, contended that "any conclusion might be drawn from it" rather than that it was meant as an excitement to rebellion. At the general election in March 1820 Kinnaird was included in the double return for Bishops Castle, but in the following June was declared'not duly elected' by the select committee appointed to try the petition, he made no further attempt to enter parliament, but took part in the discussions at India House. He was a member of the "Rota", a radical dinner club, to which Bickersteth and Hobhouse belonged, was famous for his "mob dinners", with thirty or forty guests. Kinnaird died unmarried in Pall Mall East, after a long illness, on 12 March 1830, aged 42, his works were: The Merchant of Bruges, or Beggar's Bush, with considerable alterations and additions, by Douglas Kinnaird, Esq.

Now performing … at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, 1815. This comedy was reprinted in several collections of plays; the first three songs in it were written by George Lamb, to whom it was dedicated, while Hobhouse was the author of the prologue and epilogue. Remarks on the Volume of Hydrabad Papers printed for the use of the East India Proprietors, London, 1825. Kinnaird made 19 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1808 to 1822, he was associated with Marylebone Cricket Club and he played for Surrey and Middlesex. CricketArchive record Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Mr Douglas KinnairdAttribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Kinnaird, Douglas James William". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900