Some of the first results are reported from RISE - a new fast camera mounted on the Liverpool Telescope primarily designed to obtain high time-resolution light curves of transiting extrasolar planets for the purpose of transit timing. A full and partial transit of WASP-3 are presented, and a Markov-Chain Monte Carlo analysis is used to update the parameters from the discovery paper. This results in a planetary radius of 1.29(-0.12)(+0.05) R-J and therefore a density of 0.82(-0.09)(+0.14) rho(J), consistent with previous results. The inclination is 85.06(-0.15)(+0.16) deg, in agreement (but with a significant improvement in the precision) with the previously determined value. Central transit times are found to be consistent with the ephemeris given in the discovery paper; however, a new ephemeris calculated using the longer baseline results in T-c(0) = 2 454 605.55915 +/- 0.00023 HJD and P = 1.846835 +/- 0.000002 days.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Space and Planetary Science
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
Gibson, N. P., Pollacco, D., Simpson, E. K., Joshi, Y., Todd, I., Benn, C., Christian, D., Hrudkova, M., Keenan, F., Meaburn, J., Skillen, I., & Steele, I. A. (2008). Updated parameters for the transiting exoplanet WASP-3b using RISE, a new fast camera for the Liverpool Telescope. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 492(2), 603-607. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200811015