HAT-P-42b and HAT-P-43b: Two inflated transiting hot Jupiters from the HATNet Survey

I. Boisse, J. D. Hartman, G. Á Bakos, K. Penev, Z. Csubry, B. Béky, D. W. Latham, A. Bieryla, G. Torres, G. Kovács, L. A. Buchhave, T. Hansen, M. Everett, G. A. Esquerdo, T. Szklenár, E. Falco, A. Shporer, B. J. Fulton, R. W. Noyes, R. P. StefanikJ. Lázár, I. Papp, P. Sári

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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 MJ, and radii of 1.280 ± 0.153 and 1.281 -0.033+ 0.062 RJ, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA86
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: individual: HAT-P-42
  • Stars: individual: HAT-P-43
  • Techniques: photometric
  • Techniques: radial velocities


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