West, RG, Hellier, C, Almenara, J-M, Anderson, DR, Barros, SCC, Bouchy, F, Brown, DJA, Cameron, AC, Deleuil, M, Delrez, L, Doyle, AP, Faedi, F, Fumel, A, Gillon, M, Chew, YGM, Hebrard, G, Jehin, E, Lendl, M, Maxted, PFL, Pepe, F, Pollacco, D, Queloz, D, Segransan, D, Smalley, B, Smith, AMS, Southworth, J, Triaud, AHMJ and Udry, S (2016) Three irradiated and bloated hot Jupiters: WASP-76b, WASP-82b, and WASP-90b. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 585. ISSN 0004-6361

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We report on three new transiting hot Jupiter planets, discovered from the WASP surveys, which we combine with radial velocities from OHP/SOPHIE and Euler/CORALIE and photometry from Euler and TRAPPIST. The planets WASP-76b, WASP-82b, and WASP-90b are all inflated, with radii of 1.7–1.8 RJup. All three orbit hot stars, of type F5–F7, with orbits of 1.8–3.9 d, and all three stars have evolved, post-main-sequence radii (1.7–2.2 R⊙). Thus the three planets fit a known trend of hot Jupiters that receive high levels of irradiation being highly inflated. We caution, though, about the presence of a selection effect, in that non-inflated planets around ~2 R⊙ post-MS stars can often produce transits too shallow to be detected by the ground-based surveys that have found the majority of transiting hot Jupiters.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 EDP Sciences, available online from http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201527276
Uncontrolled Keywords: planetary systems, stars, WASP-76, WASP-82, WASP-90, astrophysics
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 09:38
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1657

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