HAT-P-54b: A hot jupiter transiting A 0.64 Mo star in field 0 of the K2 mission

G. Bakos, J. D. Hartman, W. Bhatti, A. Bieryla, M. De Val-Borro, D. W. Latham, L. A. Buchhave, Z. Csubry, K. Penev, G. Kovács, B. Béky, E. Falco, T. Kovács, A. W. Howard, J. A. Johnson, H. Isaacson, G. W. Marcy, G. Torres, R. W. Noyes, P. BerlindM. L. Calkins, G. A. Esquerdo, J. Lázár, I. Papp, P. Sári

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We report the discovery of HAT-P-54b, a planet transiting a late K dwarf star in field 0 of the NASA K2 mission. We combine ground-based photometric light curves with radial velocity measurements to determine the physical parameters of the system. HAT-P-54b has a mass of 0.760 ± 0.032 MJ, a radius of 0.944 ± 0.028 RJ, and an orbital period of 3.7998 days. The star has V = 13.505 ± 0.060, a mass of 0.645 ± 0.020 ⊙ M , a radius of 0.617 ± 0.013 ⊙ R , an effective temperature of Teff∗ = 4390 ± 50, and a subsolar metallicity of [Fe H] = -0.127 ± 0.080. We also detect a periodic signal with P = 15.6 days and 5.6 mmag amplitude in the light curve, which we interpret as due to the rotation of the star. HAT-P-54b has a radius that is smaller than 92% of the known transiting planets with masses greater than that of Saturn, while HAT-P-54 is one of the lowestmass stars known to host a hot Jupiter. Follow-up high-precision photometric observations by the K2 mission promise to make this a well-studied planetary system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number149
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • planetary systems
  • stars: individual (HAT-P-54)
  • techniques: photometric
  • techniques: spectroscopic


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