The transit light curve (TLC) project. VI. Three transits of the exoplanet TrES-2

Matthew J. Holman, Joshua N. Winn, David W. Latham, Francis T. O'Donovan, David Charbonneau, Guillermo Torres, Alessandro Sozzetti, Jose Fernandez, Mark E. Everett

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Of the nearby transiting exoplanets that are amenable to detailed study, TrES-2 is both the most massive and the one with the largest impact parameter. We present z-band photometry of three transits of TrES-2. We improve on the estimates of the planetary, stellar, and orbital parameters, in conjunction with the spectroscopic analysis of the host star by Sozzetti and coworkers. We find the planetary radius to be Rp =1.222 ±0.038 Rjup and the stellar radius to be R* = 1.003 ±0.027 R⊙. The quoted uncertainties include the systematic error due to the uncertainty in the stellar mass (M* = 0.980 ±0.062 M⊙). The timings of the transits have an accuracy of 25 s and are consistent with a uniform period, thus providing a baseline for future observations with the NASA Kepler satellite, whose field of view will include TrES-2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1189
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: individual (GSC 03549-02811)
  • Techniques: photometric


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