WASP-25b: a 0.6 MJ planet in the Southern hemisphere

B. Enoch, Cameron A. Collier, D.R. Anderson, T.A. Lister, C. Hellier, P.F.L. Maxted, D. Queloz, A.H.M.J. Triaud, R.G. West, D.J.A. Brown, M. Gillon, L. Hebb, M. Lendl, N. Parley, F. Pepe, Don Pollacco, D. Segransan, E. Simpson, R.A. Street, S. Udry

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Abstract

We report the detection of a 0.6 MJ extrasolar planet by WASP-South, WASP-25b, transiting its solar-type host star every 3.76 d. A simultaneous analysis of the WASP, FTS and Euler photometry and CORALIE spectroscopy yields a planet of Rp= 1.22 RJ and Mp= 0.58 MJ around a slightly metal-poor solar-type host star, [Fe/H]=- 0.05 ± 0.10, of R*= 0.92 Rsun and M*= 1.00 Msun. WASP-25b is found to have a density of ?p= 0.32 ?J, a low value for a sub-Jupiter mass planet. We investigate the relationship of planetary radius to planetary equilibrium temperature and host star metallicity for transiting exoplanets with a similar mass to WASP-25b, finding that these two parameters explain the radii of most low-mass planets well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1636
Number of pages6
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume410
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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