HAT-P-55b: A hot jupiter transiting a sun-like star

D. Juncher, L. A. Buchhave, J. D. Hartman, G. Bakos, A. Bieryla, T. Kovács, I. Boisse, D. W. Latham, G. Kovács, W. Bhatti, Z. Csubry, K. Penev, M. De Val-Borro, E. Falco, G. Torres, R. W. Noyes, J. Lázár, I. Papp, P. Sári

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Abstract

We report the discovery of a new transiting extrasolar planet, HAT-P-55b. The planet orbits a V = 13.207 ± 0:039 sun-like star with a mass of 1.013 ± 0.037 M, a radius of 1:011 ± 0.036 R, and a metallicity of 0.03 ± 0:08. The planet itself is a typical hot Jupiter with a period of 3.5852467 ± 0.0000064 days, a mass of 0.582 ± 0.056 MJ and a radius of 1.182 ± 0.055 RJ. This discovery adds to the increasing sample of transiting planets with measured bulk densities, which is needed to put constraints on models of planetary structure and formation theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume127
Issue number955
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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