Reference : Lupus-TR-3b: A Low-Mass Transiting Hot Jupiter in the Galactic Plane?
Scientific journals : Article
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27331
Lupus-TR-3b: A Low-Mass Transiting Hot Jupiter in the Galactic Plane?
English
Weldrake, David T F [Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany; .]
Bayliss, Daniel D R [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611, Australia.]
Sackett, Penny D [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611, Australia.]
Tingley, Brandon W [Institute d'Astronomy et Astrophysique, Université Libré de Bruxelles, Belgium.]
Gillon, Michaël mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique et traitement de l'image >]
Setiawan, Johny [Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany; .]
1-Mar-2008
Astrophysical Journal
University of Chicago Press
675
L37-L40
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-637X
Chicago
IL
[en] Stars: Planetary Systems ; stars: individual (Lupus-TR-3) ; Techniques: Photometric ; Techniques: Radial Velocities
[en] We present a strong case for a transiting hot Jupiter planet identified during a single-field transit survey toward the Lupus Galactic plane. The object, Lupus-TR-3b, transits a V=17.4 K1 V host star every 3.91405 days. Spectroscopy and stellar colors indicate a host star with effective temperature 5000 +/- 150 K, with a stellar mass and radius of 0.87 +/- 0.04 M[SUB]solar[/SUB] and 0.82 +/- 0.05 R[SUB]solar[/SUB], respectively. Limb-darkened transit fitting yields a companion radius of 0.89+/-0.07 R[SUB]J[/SUB] and an orbital inclination of 88.3[SUP]+1.3[/SUP][SUB]-0.8[/SUB] deg. Magellan 6.5 m MIKE radial velocity measurements reveal a 2.4 sigma K = 114 +/- 25 m s[SUP]-1[/SUP] sinusoidal variation in phase with the transit ephemeris. The resulting mass is 0.81 +/- 0.18 M[SUB]J[/SUB] and density 1.4 +/- 0.4 g cm[SUP]-3[/SUP]. Y-band PANIC image deconvolution reveals a V>=21 red neighbor 0.4[SUP]''[/SUP] away which, although highly unlikely, we cannot conclusively rule out as a blended binary with current data. However, blend simulations show that only the most unusual binary system can reproduce our observations. This object is very likely a planet, detected from a highly efficient observational strategy. Lupus-TR-3b constitutes the faintest ground-based detection to date, and one of the lowest mass hot Jupiters known.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27331
10.1086/529519
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008ApJ...675L..37W
http://de.arxiv.org/abs/0711.1746

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