HAT-P-1b: A large-radius, low-density exoplanet transiting one member of a stellar binary

G. Á Bakus, R. W. Noyes, G. Kovács, D. W. Latham, D. D. Sasselov, G. Torres, D. A. Fischer, R. P. Stefanik, B. Sato, J. A. Johnson, A. Pál, G. W. Marcy, R. P. Butler, G. A. Esquerdo, K. Z. Stanek, J. Láaár, I. Papp, P. Sári, B. Sipöcz

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Using small automated telescopes in Arizona and Hawaii, the HATNet project has detected an object transiting one member of the double star system ADS 16402. This system is a pair of GO main-sequence stars with age about 3 Gyr at a distance of ∼ 139 pc and projected separation of ∼ 1550 AU. The transit signal has a period of 4.46529 days and depth of 0.015 mag. From follow-up photometry and spectroscopy, we find that the object is a "hot Jupiter" planet with mass about 0.53MJ and radius ∼1.36RJ traveling in an orbit with semimajor axis 0.055 AU and inclination about 85.9°, thus transiting the star at impact parameter 0.74 of the stellar radius. Based on a data set spanning 3 yr, ephemerides for the transit center are TC = 2453984.397 + Ntr × 4.46529. The planet, designated HAT-P-1b, appears to be at least as large in radius, and smaller in mean density, than any previously known planet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-559
Number of pages8
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Feb 10 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Binaries: general
  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: individual (ADS 16402AB)


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