WASP-4b: A 12th magnitude transiting hot Jupiter in the southern hemisphere
. (2008) WASP-4b: A 12th magnitude transiting hot Jupiter in the southern hemisphere. Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol.675 (No.2). L113-L116. ISSN 2041-8205 Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-4357/675/2/L113
We report the discovery of WASP-4b, a large transiting gas-giant planet with an orbital period of 1.34 days. This is the first planet to be discovered by the SuperWASP-South observatory and CORALIE collaboration and the first planet orbiting a star brighter than 16th magnitude to be discovered in the southern hemisphere. A simultaneous fit to high-quality light curves and precision radial velocity measurements leads to a planetary mass of 1.22(-0.08)(+0.09) M-Jup and a planetary radius of 1.42(-0.04)(+0.07) R-Jup. The host star is USNO-B1.0 0479-0948995, a G7 V star of visual magnitude 12.5. As a result of the short orbital period, the predicted surface temperature of the planet is 1761 K, making it an ideal candidate for detections of the secondary eclipse at infrared wavelengths.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Astrophysical Journal Letters|
|Publisher:||IOP Publishing Ltd|
|Official Date:||10 March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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