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Title: WASP-5b: A dense, very hot Jupiter transiting a 12th-mag Southern-hemisphere star
Authors: Anderson, D. R.
Hellier, C.
Maxted, P. F. L.
Wilson, D. M.
Smalley, B.
Lister, T. A.
Bentley, S. J.
Gillon, M.
Pepe, F.
Queloz, D.
Blecha, A.
Marmier, M.
Mayor, M.
Pont, F.
Ségransan, D.
Udry, S.
Gillon, M.
Cameron, A. C.
Hebb, L.
Horne, K.
Lister, T. A.
Street, R. A.
Christian, D. J.
Joshi, Y. C.
Pollacco, D. L.
Ryans, R.
Street, R. A.
Enoch, B.
Parley, N. R.
Irwin, J.
Kane, S. R.
Skillen, I.
Street, R. A.
West, R. G.
Wheatley, P. J.
First Published: 1-Jun-2008
Publisher: Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: LETTERS, 2008, 387 (1)
Abstract: We report the discovery of WASP-5b, a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting a 12th-mag G-type star in the Southern hemisphere. The 1.6-d orbital period places WASP-5b in the class of very hot Jupiters and leads to a predicted equilibrium temperature of 1750 K. WASP-5b is the densest of any known Jovian-mass planet, being a factor of 7 denser than TrES-4, which is subject to similar stellar insolation, and a factor of 3 denser than WASP-4b, which has a similar orbital period. We present transit photometry and radial velocity measurements of WASP-5 (= USNO-B1 0487-0799749), from which we derive the mass, radius and density of the planet: MP= 1.58+0.13−0.08 MJ, RP= 1.090+0.094−0.058 RJ and ρP= 1.22+0.19−0.24 ρJ. The orbital period is P= 1.6284296+0.0000048−0.0000037 d and the mid-transit epoch is TC (HJD) = 245 4375.62466+0.00026−0.00025.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2008.00465.x
ISSN: 1745-3933
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2008 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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