WASP-120b, WASP-122b and WASP-123b: Three newly discovered planets from the WASP-South survey
Turner et al
We present the discovery by the WASP-South survey of three planets transiting moderately bright stars (V ~ 11). WASP-120b is a massive (5.0MJup) planet in a 3.6-day orbit that we find likely to be eccentric (e = 0.059+0.025-0.018) around an F5 star. WASP-122b is a hot-Jupiter (1.37MJup, 1.79RJup) in a 1.7-day orbit about a G4 star. Our predicted transit depth variation cause by the atmosphere of WASP-122b suggests it is well suited to characterisation. WASP-123b is a hot-Jupiter (0.92MJup, 1.33RJup) in a 3.0-day orbit around an old (~ 7 Gyr) G5 star.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wasp-120b, Wasp-122b & Wasp-123b: Three new hot Jupiters
Posted by Will Baird at 4:00 PM
Labels: gas giants, giant planets, hot jupiters, WASP, wasp-120b, wasp-122b, wasp-123b
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