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WASP-10b: a 3M_J gas-giant planet transiting a late-type K star

Christian, D. J. and Gibson, N. P. and Simpson, E. K. and Street, R. A. and Skillen, I. and Pollacco, D. and Collier Cameron, A. and Joshi, Y. C. and Keenan, F. P. and Stempels, H. C. and Haswell, C. A. and Horne, K. and Anderson, D. R. and Bentley, S. and Bouchy, F. and Clarkson, W. I. and Enoch, B. and Hebb, L. and Hébrard, G. and Hellier, C. and Irwin, J. and Kane, S. R. and Lister, T. A. and Loeillet, B. and Maxted, P. and Mayor, M. and McDonald, I. and Moutou, C. and Norton, A. J. and Parley, N. and Pont, F. and Queloz, D. and Ryans, R. and Smalley, B. and Smith, A. M. S. and Todd, I. and Udry, S. and West, R. G. and Wheatley, P. J. and Wilson, D. M. (2009) WASP-10b: a 3M_J gas-giant planet transiting a late-type K star. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 392 (4). pp. 1585-1590. ISSN 0035-8711.

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We report the discovery of WASP-10b, a new transiting extrasolar planet (ESP) discovered by the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) Consortium and confirmed using Nordic Optical Telescope FIbre-fed Echelle Spectrograph and SOPHIE radial velocity data. A 3.09-d period, 29 mmag transit depth and 2.36 h duration are derived for WASP-10b using WASP and high-precision photometric observations. Simultaneous fitting to the photometric and radial velocity data using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo procedure leads to a planet radius of 1.28R_J , a mass of 2.96M_J and eccentricity of ≈0.06. WASP-10b is one of the more massive transiting ESPs, and we compare its characteristics to the current sample of transiting ESP, where there is currently little information for masses greater than ≈ 2M_J and non-zero eccentricities. WASP-10's host star, GSC 2752−00114 (USNO-B1.0 1214−0586164) is among the fainter stars in the WASP sample, with V = 12.7 and a spectral type of K5. This result shows promise for future late-type dwarf star surveys.

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Additional Information:© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 RAS. Accepted 2008 October 29; received 2008 October 28; in original form 2008 September 10. The SuperWASP Consortium consists of astronomers primarily from the Queen's University Belfast, St Andrews, Keele, Leicester, The Open University, Isaac Newton Group La Palma and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. The SuperWASP Cameras were constructed and operated with funds made available from Consortium Universities and the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council. SOPHIE observations have been funded by the Optical Infrared Coordination Network. The data from the Mercator and NOT telescopes were obtained under the auspices of the International Time of the Canary Islands. We extend our thanks to the staff of the ING and OHP for their continued support of SuperWASP-N and SOPHIE instruments. FPK is grateful to AWE Aldermaston for the award of a William Penney Fellowship.
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Subject Keywords:methods: data analysis; techniques: photometric; techniques: radial velocities; stars: planetary systems
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Deposited By: Jason Perez
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 23:00
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