We present the probable ground-based detection of the secondary eclipse of the transiting exoplanet WASP-19b. The observations were made in the Sloan z'-band using the ULTRACAM triple-beam CCD camera mounted on the NTT. The measurement shows a 1±0.2mmag eclipse depth, consistent with a dayside temperature of 2900K, matching previous predictions based on H- and K-band measurements. However, since this is based on a single observation, the eclipse depth - at the moment - is not particularly well constrained, and would benefit from additional observations at similar wavelengths. Our technique for the data reduction and analysis is described, along with our approach to dealing with systematic errors associated with ground-based secondary eclipse observations.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|