A transiting extrasolar giant planet around the star OGLE-TR-10

Maciej Konacki, Guillermo Torres, Dimitar D. Sasselov, Saurabh Jha

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Abstract

We report a transiting extrasolar giant planet around the star OGLE-TR-10 (orbital period = 3.1 days), which was uncovered as a candidate by the OGLE team in their photometric survey toward the Galactic center. We observed OGLE-TR-10 spectroscopically over a period of 2 yr (2002-2004), using the HIRES instrument with an iodine cell on the Keck I telescope, and measured small radial velocity variations that are consistent with the presence of a planetary companion. This confirms the earlier identification of OGLE-TR-10b by our team and also recently by Bouchy and coworkers as a possible planet. In addition, in this paper we are able to rule out a blend scenario as an alternative explanation. From an analysis combining all available radial velocity measurements with the OGLE light curve, we find that OGLE-TR-10b has a mass of 0.57 ± 0.12M J and a radius of 1.24 ± 0.09RJ. These parameters bear close resemblance to those of the first known transiting extrasolar planet, HD 20945 8b.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume624
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Line: profiles
  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: evolution
  • Stars: individual (OGLE-TR-10)
  • Techniques: radial velocities

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