Buchhave, L. A. and Bakos, G. Á. and Hartman, J. D. and Torres, G. and Kovács, A. and Latham, D. W. and Noyes, R. W. and Esquerdo, G. A. and Everett, M. and Howard, A. W. and Marcy, G. W. and Fischer, D. A. and Johnson, J. A. and Andersen, J. and Fűrész, G. and Perumpilly, G. and Sasselov, D. D. and Stefanik, R. P. and Béky, B. and Lázár, J. and Papp, I. and Sári, P. (2010) HAT-P-16b: A 4 M _J Planet Transiting a Bright Star on an Eccentric Orbit. Astrophysical Journal, 720 (2). pp. 1118-1125. ISSN 0004-637X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100928-125255296
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We report the discovery of HAT-P-16b, a transiting extrasolar planet orbiting the V = 10.8 mag F8 dwarf GSC 2792-01700, with a period P = 2.775960 ± 0.000003 days, transit epoch T_c = 2455027.59293 ± 0.00031 (BJD^(10)), and transit duration 0.1276 ± 0.0013 days. The host star has a mass of 1.22 ± 0.04 M ⊙, radius of 1.24 ± 0.05 R ⊙ , effective temperature 6158 ± 80 K, and metallicity [Fe/H] = +0.17 ± 0.08. The planetary companion has a mass of 4.193 ± 0.094 M _J and radius of 1.289 ± 0.066 R _J, yielding a mean density of 2.42 ± 0.35 g cm^(–3). Comparing these observed characteristics with recent theoretical models, we find that HAT-P-16b is consistent with a 1 Gyr H/He-dominated gas giant planet. HAT-P-16b resides in a sparsely populated region of the mass-radius diagram and has a non-zero eccentricity of e = 0.036 with a significance of 10σ.
|Additional Information:||© 2010. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Received 2010 April 14; accepted 2010 July 5; published 2010 August 17. Based in part on observations made with the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. Based in part on observations obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated by the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. Keck time has been granted by NASA (N018Hr). HATNet operations have been funded by NASA grants NNG04GN74G, NNX08AF23G, and SAO IR&D grants. The work of G.Á.B. and J.A.J. were supported by the Postdoctoral Fellowship of the NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Program (AST-0702843 and AST-0702821, respectively). G.T. acknowledges partial support from NASA grant NNX09AF59G.We acknowledge partial support also from the Kepler Mission under NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC2-1390 (D.W.L., PI). G.K. thanks the Hungarian Scientific Research Foundation (OTKA) for support through grant K-81373. Based in part on observations made with the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. This research has made use of Keck telescope time granted through NASA (N018Hr).|
|Subject Keywords:||planetary systems; stars: individual (HAT-P-16, GSC 2792-01700); techniques: photometric; techniques: spectroscopic|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 97.82.-j; 97.20.Ge; 97.10.Wn; 97.10.Ri; 97.10.Kc|
|Official Citation:||L. A. Buchhave et al 2010 ApJ 720 1118 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/720/2/1118|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2010 22:24|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 12:28|
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