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HATS-50b through HATS-53b: four transiting hot Jupiters orbiting G-type stars discovered by the HATSouth survey

Henning, Th. and Mancini, L. and Sarkis, P. and Bakos, G. Á. and Hartman, J. D. and Bayliss, D. and Bento, J. and Bhatti, W. and Brahm, R. and Ciceri, S. and Csubry, Z. and de Val-Borro, M. and Espinoza, N. and Fulton, B. J. and Howard, A. W. and Isaacson, H. T. and Jordán, A. and Marcy, G. W. and Penev, K. and Rabus, M. and Suc, V. and Tan, T. G. and Tinney, C. G. and Wright, D. J. and Zhou, G. and Durkan, S. and Lázár, J. and Papp, I. and Sari, P. (2018) HATS-50b through HATS-53b: four transiting hot Jupiters orbiting G-type stars discovered by the HATSouth survey. Astronomical Journal, 155 (2). Art. No. 79. ISSN 1538-3881.

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We report the discovery of four close-in transiting exoplanets (HATS-50b through HATS-53b), discovered using the HATSouth three-continent network of homogeneous and automated telescopes. These new exoplanets belong to the class of hot Jupiters and orbit G-type dwarf stars, with brightness in the range V = 12.5–14.0 mag. While HATS-53 has many physical characteristics similar to the Sun, the other three stars appear to be metal-rich ([Fe/H] = 0.2-0.3), larger, and more massive. Three of the new exoplanets, namely HATS-50b, HATS-51b, and HATS-53b, have low density (HATS-50b: 0.39 ± 0.10 M_J, 1.130 ± 0.075 R_J; HATS-51b: 0.768 ± 0.045 M_J, 1.41 ± 0.19 R_J; HATS-53b: 0.595 ± 0.089 M_J, 1.340 ± 0.056 R_J) and similar orbital periods (3.8297 days, 3.3489 days, 3.8538 days, respectively). Instead, HATS-52b is more dense (mass 2.24 ± 0.15 M_J and radius 1.382 ± 0.086 R_J) and has a shorter orbital period (1.3667 days). It also receives an intensive radiation from its parent star and, consequently, presents a high equilibrium temperature (T_(eq) = 1834 ± 73 K). HATS-50 shows a marginal additional transit feature consistent with an ultra-short-period hot super Neptune (upper mass limit 0.16 M_J), which will be able to be confirmed with TESS photometry.

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Additional Information:© 2018 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2017 November 21; revised 2017 December 11; accepted 2017 December 11; published 2018 January 23. 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 made with the ESO 3.6 m, the NTT, the MPG 2.2 m and Euler 1.2 m Telescopes at the ESO Observatory in La Silla. Based in part on observations made with the 3.9 m Anglo-Australian Telescope and the ANU 2.3 m Telescope, both at SSO. Based in part on observations made with the Keck I Telescope at Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Based in part on observations obtained with the facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope and with the Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope. Development of the HATSouth project was funded by NSF MRI grant NSF/AST-0723074, operations have been supported by NASA grants NNX09AB29G, NNX12AH91H, and NNX17AB61G, and follow-up observations receive partial support from grant NSF/AST-1108686. J.H. acknowledges support from NASA grant NNX14AE87G. A.J. acknowledges support from FONDECYT project 1171208, BASAL CATA PFB-06, and project IC120009 "Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)" of the Millennium Science Initiative, Chilean Ministry of Economy. N.E. is supported by CONICYT-PCHA/Doctorado Nacional. R.B. and N.E. acknowledge support from project IC120009 "Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)" of the Millennium Science Initiative, Chilean Ministry of Economy. V.S. acknowledges support form BASAL CATA PFB-06. A.V. is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, grant No. DGE 1144152. This work also uses observations obtained with facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT). This work is based on observations collected with HARPS at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere under ESO programme 095.C-0367. This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (, processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement. 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. Operations at the MPG 2.2 m Telescope are jointly performed by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and the European Southern Observatory in La Silla. We thank the MPG 2.2 m telescope support team for their technical assistance during observations." This work is based in part on observations carried out with the Keck I telescope at Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Time on this facility was awarded through the Australian community access. Australian community access to the Keck Observatory was supported through the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, via the Department of Education and Training, and an Australian Government astronomy research infrastructure grant, via the Department of Industry and Science. The authors wish to thank the anonymous referee for his or her useful comments.
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David and Lucile Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)1171208
Iniciativa Científica Milenio del Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y TurismoIC120009
NSF Graduate Research FellowshipDGE-1144152
Gaia Multilateral AgreementUNSPECIFIED
Robert Martin Ayers Sciences FundUNSPECIFIED
Department of Education and Training (Australia)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Industry and Science (Australia)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:stars: individual (HATS-50, HATS-51, HATS-52, HATS-53) – techniques: photometric
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Official Citation:Th. Henning et al 2018 AJ 155 79
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