WASP-35b, WASP-48b, and HAT-P-30b/WASP-51b: two new planets and an independent discovery of a hat planet

B. Enoch, D.R. Anderson, S.C.C. Barros, D.J.A. Brown, A. Collier Cameron, F. Faedi, M. Gillon, G. Hébrard, T.A. Lister, D. Queloz, A. Santerne, B. Smalley, R.A. Street, A.H.M.J. Triaud, R.G. West, F. Bouchy, J. Bento, O. Butters, L. Fossati, C.~A. HaswellC. Hellier, S. Holmes, E. Jehen, M. Lendl, P.F.L. Maxted, J. McCormac, G.R.M. Miller, V. Moulds, C. Moutou, A.J. Norton, N. Parley, F. Pepe, D. Pollacco, D. Segransan, E. Simpson, I. Skillen, A.M.S. Smith, S. Udry, P.J. Wheatley

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We report the detection of WASP-35b, a planet transiting a metal-poor ([Fe/H] = –0.15) star in the Southern hemisphere, WASP-48b, an inflated planet which may have spun-up its slightly evolved host star of 1.75 R ☉ in the Northern hemisphere, and the independent discovery of HAT-P-30b/WASP-51b, a new planet in the Northern hemisphere. Using WASP, RISE, Faulkes Telescope South, and TRAPPIST photometry, with CORALIE, SOPHIE, and NOT spectroscopy, we determine that WASP-35b has a mass of 0.72 ± 0.06 MJ and radius of 1.32 ± 0.05RJ , and orbits with a period of 3.16 days, WASP-48b has a mass of 0.98 ± 0.09 MJ , radius of 1.67 ± 0.10 RJ , and orbits in 2.14 days, while HAT-P-30b/WASP-51b, with an orbital period of 2.81 days, is found to have a mass of 0.76 ± 0.05 MJ and radius of 1.42 ± 0.03 RJ , agreeing with values of 0.71 ± 0.03 MJ and 1.34 ± 0.07 RJ reported for HAT-P-30b.
Original languageEnglish
Article number86
Number of pages9
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2011


  • Planetary systems


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