Smith, AMS, Anderson, DR, Armstrong, DJ, Barros, SCC, Bonomo, AS, Bouchy, F, Brown, DJA, Cameron, AC, Delrez, L, Faedi, F, Gillon, M, Chew, YGM, Hebrard, G, Jehin, E, Lendl, M, Louden, TM, Maxted, PFL, Montagnier, G, Neveu-VanMalle, M, Osborn, HP, Pepe, F, Pollacco, D, Queloz, D, Rostron, JW, Segransan, D, Smalley, B, Triaud, AHMJ, Turner, OD, Udry, S, Walker, SR, West, RG and Wheatley, PJ (2014) WASP-104b and WASP-106b: two transiting hot Jupiters in 1.75-day and 9.3-day orbits. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 570. ISSN 0004-6361

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We have used the WASP survey to discover two exoplanetary systems, each consisting of a Jupiter-sized planet transiting an 11th-magnitude (V) main-sequence star. WASP-104b orbits its star in 1.75 d, whereas WASP-106b has the fourth-longest orbital period of any planet discovered by means of transits observed from the ground, orbiting every 9.29 d. Each planet is more massive than Jupiter (WASP-104b has a mass of 1.27 ± 0.05MJup, while WASP-106b has a mass of 1.93 ± 0.08MJup). Both planets are just slightly larger than Jupiter, with radii of 1.14 ± 0.04 and 1.09 ± 0.04RJup for WASP-104 and WASP-106, respectively. No significant orbital eccentricity is detected in either system, and while this is not surprising in the case of the short-period WASP-104b, it is interesting in the case of WASP-106b, because many otherwise similar planets are known to have eccentric orbits.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ©EDP Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: planets and satellites: detection, planets and satellites: fundamental parameters, stars: individual: WASP-104b, stars: individual: WASP-106b, planetary systems
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: 08 Jul 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 13:49

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