Discovery of WASP-113b and WASP-114b, two inflated hot-Jupiters with contrasting densities

S. C. C. Barros, D. J. A. . Brown, G. Hébrard, Y. Gómez Maqueo Chew, D. R. Anderson, P. Boumis, L. Delrez, K. L. Hay, K. W. F. Lam, J. Llama, M. Lendl, J. McCormac, B. Skiff, B Smalley, O Turner, M. Vanhuysse, D. J. Armstrong, I. Boisse, F. Bouchy, A. Collier CameronF. Faedi, M. Gillon, C. Hellier, E. Jehin, A. Liakos, J. Meaburn, H. P. Osborn, F. Pepe, I. Plauchu-Frayn, D. Pollacco, D. Queloz, J. Rey, J. Spake, D. Ségransan, A. H. M. Triaud, S. Udry, S. R. Walker, C. A. Watson, R. G. West, P. J. Wheatley

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We present the discovery and characterisation of the exoplanets WASP-113b and WASP-114b by the WASP survey, SOPHIE and CORALIE. The planetary nature of the systems was established by performing follow-up photometric and spectroscopic observations. The follow-up data were combined with the WASP-photometry and analysed with an MCMC code to obtain system parameters. The host stars WASP-113 and WASP-114 are very similar. They are both early G-type stars with an effective temperature of ~5900K, [Fe/H] ~0.12 and T_{eff} ~4.1 dex. However, WASP-113 is older than WASP-114. Although the planetary companions have similar radii, WASP-114b is almost 4 times heavier than WASP-113b. WASP-113b has a mass of 0.48 M_{Jup} and an orbital period of ~4.5 days; WASP-114b has a mass of 1.77 M_{Jup} and an orbital period of ~1.5 days. Both planets have inflated radii, in particular WASP-113 with a radius anomaly of Re=0.35. The high scale height of WASP-113b (~950 km ) makes it a good target for follow-up atmospheric observations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2016


  • Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

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