Thursday, February 2, 2017

Five New Hot Jupiters Discovered by HATSOUTH Survey


de Val-Borro et al


We report the discovery of five new transiting hot-Jupiter planets discovered by the HATSouth survey, HATS-31b through HATS-35b. These planets orbit moderately bright stars with V magnitudes within the range of $11.9$–$14.4$ mag while the planets span a range of masses of $0.88$–$1.22$ ${M}_{{\rm{J}}}$ and have somewhat inflated radii between $1.23$ and $1.64$ ${R}_{{\rm{J}}}$. These planets can be classified as typical hot Jupiters, with HATS-31b and HATS-35b being moderately inflated gas giant planets with radii of $1.64\pm 0.22$ ${R}_{{\rm{J}}}$ and ${1.464}_{-0.044}^{+0.069}$ ${R}_{{\rm{J}}}$, respectively, that can be used to constrain inflation mechanisms. All five systems present a higher Bayesian evidence for a fixed-circular-orbit model than for an eccentric orbit. The orbital periods range from $1.8209993\pm 0.0000016$ day for HATS-35b) to $3.377960\pm 0.000012$ day for HATS-31b. Additionally, HATS-35b orbits a relatively young F star with an age of $2.13\pm 0.51$ Gyr. We discuss the analysis to derive the properties of these systems and compare them in the context of the sample of well-characterized transiting hot Jupiters known to date.

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