z'-band Ground-based Detection of the Secondary Eclipse of WASP-19b

John Burton, Christopher Watson, Stuart Littlefair, Vikram Dhillon, Neil Gibson, Thomas Marsh, Don Pollacco

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We present the 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 New Technology Telescope. The measurement shows a 0.088% ± 0.019% eclipse depth, matching previous predictions based on H- and K-band measurements. We discuss in detail our approach to the removal of errors arising due to systematics in the data set, in addition to fitting a model transit to our data. This fit returns an eclipse center, T 0, of 2455578.7676 HJD, consistent with a circular orbit. Our measurement of the secondary eclipse depth is also compared to model atmospheres of WASP-19b and is found to be consistent with previous measurements at longer wavelengths for the model atmospheres we investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number36
Number of pages10
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02 Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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