HAT‐P‐1b: A Large‐Radius, Low‐Density Exoplanet Transiting One Member of a Stellar Binary

G. A. Bakos, R. W. Noyes, G. Kovacs, D. W. Latham, D. D. Sasselov, G. Torres, D. A. Fischer, R. P. Stefanik, B. Sato, J. A. Johnson, A. Pal, G. W. Marcy (+7 others)
2007 Astrophysical Journal  
Using small automated telescopes in Arizona and Hawaii, the HATNet project has detected an object transiting one member of the double star system ADS 16402 AB. This system is a pair of G0 main-sequence stars with age about 3 Gyr at a distance of ~139 pc and projected separation of ~1550 AU. The transit signal has a period of 4.46529 days and depth of 0.015 mag. From follow-up photometry and spectroscopy, we find that the object is a "hot Jupiter" planet with mass about 0.53 M_jup and radius
more » ... _jup and radius ~1.36 R_jup traveling in an orbit with semimajor axis 0.055 AU and inclination about 85.9 deg, thus transiting the star at impact parameter 0.74 of the stellar radius. Based on a data set spanning three years, ephemerides for the transit center are: T_C = 2453984.397 + N_tr * 4.46529. The planet, designated HAT-P-1b, appears to be at least as large in radius, and smaller in mean density, than any previously-known planet.
doi:10.1086/509874 fatcat:py6shv5aevcp5fwaouflecen24