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Published October 2013 | Published + Submitted
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HAT-P-42b and HAT-P-43b - Two inflated transiting hot Jupiters from the HATNet Survey


Aims. We announce the discovery of two new transiting planets, and provide their accurate initial characterization. Methods. First identified from the HATNet wide-field photometric survey, these candidate transiting planets were then followed-up with a variety of photometric observations. Determining the planetary nature of the objects and characterizing the parameters of the systems were mainly done with the SOPHIE spectrograph at the 1.93 m telescope at OHP and the TRES spectrograph at the 1.5 m telescope at FLWO. Results. HAT-P-42b and HAT-P-43b are typical hot Jupiters on circular orbits around early-G/late-F main sequence host stars, with periods of 4.641878 ± 0.000032 and 3.332687 ± 0.000015 days, masses of 0.044 ± 0.083 and 0.662 ± 0.060 M_J, and radii of 1.280 ± 0.153 and 1.281_(-0.033)^(+0.062) R_J, respectively. These discoveries increase the sample of planets with measured mean densities, which are needed to constrain theories of planetary interiors and atmospheres. Moreover, their hosts are relatively bright (V < 13.5), which facilitates further follow-up studies.

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© 2013 ESO. Article published by EDP Sciences. Received 22 December 2012. Accepted 14 April 2013. Published online 09 October 2013. The photometric/spectroscopic data presented in this paper are based in part on observations carried out by the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network, using telescopes operated at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), and at the Submillimeter Array (SMA) of SAO, by the Tillinghast Reflector 1.5m telescope and the 1.2m telescope, both operated by SAO at FLWO, by the SOPHIE spectrograph mounted on the 1.93m telescope at Observatoire de Haute Provence, France (runs DDT-Dec. 2011), by 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 losMuchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, and by the facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope. The authors thank all the staff of Haute-Provence Observatory for their contribution to the success of the ELODIE and SOPHIE projects and their support at the 1.93-m telescope. I.B. acknowledges the support of the European Research Council/ European Community under the FP7 through a Starting Grant, as well from Fundaccao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal, through SFRH/BPD/81084/2011 and the project PTDC/CTE-AST/098528/2008. We acknowledge partial funding for HATNet operations by NASA grant NNX08AF23G, and support for performing follow-up observations by NSF grant NSF AST-1108686. G.K. acknowledges the support of the Hungarian Scientific Research Foundation (OTKA) through grant K-81373. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number RG226604 (OPTICON). We thank the referee for her/his comments.

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