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WASP-50 b: A hot Jupiter transiting a moderately active solar-type star

Bento (Da Silva Bento), Joao; Southworth, J; Gillon, Michael; Doyle, Amanda P.; Lendl, Monika A.; Maxted, P F L; Triaud, AHMJ; Anderson, David R.; Barros, Susana C.C.; Collier Cameron, Andrew; Enoch, B.


We report the discovery by the WASP transit survey of a giant planet in a close orbit (0.0295 ± 0.0009 AU) around a moderately bright (V = 11.6, K = 10) G9 dwarf (0.89 ± 0.08 M, 0.84 ± 0.03 R) in the Southern constellation Eridanus. Thanks to high-precision follow-up photometry and spectroscopy obtained by the telescopes TRAPPIST and Euler, the mass and size of this planet, WASP-50  b, are well constrained to 1.47 ± 0.09 MJup and 1.15 ± 0.05 RJup, respectively. The transit ephemeris is 2 455...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117198
Access Rights: Open Access


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