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HATS-15b and HATS-16b: Two Massive Planets Transiting Old G Dwarf Stars

Ciceri, S. and Howard, A. W. and Fulton, B. J. (2016) HATS-15b and HATS-16b: Two Massive Planets Transiting Old G Dwarf Stars. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 128 (965). Art. No. 074401. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/128/965/074401.

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We report the discovery of HATS-15 b and HATS-16 b, two massive transiting extrasolar planets orbiting evolved (~10 Gyr) main-sequence stars. The planet HATS-15 b, which is hosted by a G9 V star (V = 14.8 mag), is a hot Jupiter with mass of 2.17 ± 0.15 M_J and radius of 1.105 ± 0.040 R_J, and it completes its orbit in about 1.7 days. HATS-16 b is a very massive hot Jupiter with mass of 3.27 ± 0.19 M_J and radius of 1.30 ± 0.15 R_J; it orbits around its G3 V parent star (V = 13.8 mag) in ~2.7 days. HATS-16 is slightly active and shows a periodic photometric modulation, implying a rotational period of 12 days, which is unexpectedly short given its isochronal age. This fast rotation might be the result of the tidal interaction between the star and its planet.

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Additional Information:© 2016 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2015 November 18; accepted 2016 February 1; published 2016 June 10. The HATSouth network is operated by a collaboration consisting of Princeton University (PU), the Max Planck Institute für Astronomie (MPIA), the Australian National University (ANU), and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). The station at Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institute is operated by PU in conjunction with PUC, the station at the High Energy Spectroscopic Survey (H.E.S.S.) site is operated in conjunction with MPIA, and the station at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) is operated jointly with ANU. Based in part on observations performed at the ESO La Silla Observatory in Chile, with the Coralie and FEROS spectrographs mounted on the Euler-Swiss and MPG 2.2 m telescopes, respectively. This paper includes data gathered with the 6.5 m Magellan Telescopes located at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. Based in part on data collected at Keck Telescope. Observations obtained with facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope are used in this paper. Development of the HATSouth project was funded by NSF MRI grant NSF/AST-0723074, operations have been supported by NASA grants NNX09AB29G and NNX12AH91H, and follow-up observations receive partial support from grant NSF/AST-1108686. A.J. acknowledges support from FONDECYT project 1130857, BASAL CATA PFB-06, and project IC120009 "Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)" of the Millenium Science Initiative, Chilean Ministry of Economy. R.B. and N.E. are supported by CONICYT-PCHA/Doctorado Nacional. R.B. and N.E. acknowledge additional support from project IC120009 "Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)" of the Millennium Science Initiative, Chilean Ministry of Economy. V.S. acknowledges support from BASAL CATA PFB-06. M.R. acknowledges support from FONDECYT postdoctoral fellowship 3120097. This work is based on observations made with Telescopes at the ESO La Silla Observatory. This paper also uses observations obtained with facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope. Work at the Australian National University is supported by ARC Laureate Fellowship Grant FL0992131. We acknowledge the use of the AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey (APASS), funded by the Robert Martin Ayers Sciences Fund, and the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France. The imaging system GROND has been built by the high-energy group of MPE in collaboration with the LSW Tautenburg and ESO. We thank F. Rodler, W. Brandner, M. Wöllert, and J. Schliederfor useful comments and advices. We thank Helmut Steinle and Jochen Greiner for supporting the GROND observations presented in this manuscript. We are grateful to P. Sackett for her help in the early phase of the HATSouth project.
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Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)1130857
Iniciativa Científica Milenio del Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y TurismoIC120009
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)UNSPECIFIED
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)3120097
Australian Research CouncilFL0992131
Robert Martin Ayers Sciences FundUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:planets and satellites: detection – stars: fundamental parameters
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Official Citation:S. Ciceri et al 2016 PASP 128 074401
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