WASP-40b : independent discovery of the 0.6 MJup transiting exoplanet HAT-P-27b
. (2011) WASP-40b : independent discovery of the 0.6 MJup transiting exoplanet HAT-P-27b. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol.123 (No.903). pp. 555-560. ISSN 0004-6280 Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/660135
From WASP photometry and SOPHIE radial velocities we report the discovery of WASP-40b (HAT-P-27b), a 0.6 M(Jup) planet that transits its 12th magnitude host star every 3.04 days. The host star is of late G-type or early K-type and likely has a metallicity greater than solar ([Fe/H] = 0.14 +/- 0.11). The planet's mass and radius are typical of the known hot Jupiters, thus adding another system to the apparent pileup of transiting planets with periods near 3-4 days. Our parameters match those of the recent HATnet announcement of the same planet, thus giving confidence in the techniques used. We report a possible indication of stellar activity in the host star.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Extrasolar planets, Extrasolar planets -- Detection, Light curves|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific|
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 555-560|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||European Community (EC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (Great Britain) (STFC)|
|Grant number:||RG226604 (EC)|
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