Title: Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission IX. CoRoT-6b: a transiting "hot Jupiter" planet in an 8.9d orbit around a low-metallicity star
Authors: Fridlund, M ×
Hebrard, G
Alonso, R
Deleuil, M
Gandolfi, D
Gillon, M
Bruntt, H
Alapini, A
Csizmadia, Sz
Guillot, T
Lammer, H
Aigrain, S
Almenara, J. M
Auvergne, M
Baglin, A
Barge, P
Borde, P
Bouchy, F
Cabrera, J
Carone, Ludmila
Carpano, S
Deeg, H. J
De la Reza, R
Dvorak, R
Erikson, A
Ferraz-Mello, S
Guenther, E
Gondoin, P
den Hartog, R
Hatzes, A
Jorda, L
Leger, A
Llebaria, A
Magain, P
Mazeh, T
Moutou, C
Ollivier, M
Paetzold, M
Queloz, D
Rauer, H
Rouan, D
Samuel, B
Schneider, Jens
Shporer, A
Stecklum, B
Tingley, B
Weingrill, J
Wuchterl, G #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Series Title: Astronomy & Astrophysics vol:512
Article number: ARTN A14
Abstract: The CoRoT satellite exoplanetary team announces its sixth transiting planet in this paper. We describe and discuss the satellite observations as well as the complementary ground-based observations – photometric and spectroscopic – carried out to assess the planetary nature of the object and determine its specific physical parameters. The discovery reported here is a “hot Jupiter” planet in an 8.9d orbit, 18 stellar radii, or 0.08 AU, away from its primary star, which is a solar-type star (F9V) with an estimated age of 3.0 Gyr. The planet mass is close to 3 times that of Jupiter. The star has a metallicity of 0.2 dex lower than the Sun, and a relatively high 7Li abundance. While the light curve indicates a much higher level of activity than, e.g., the Sun, there is no sign of activity spectroscopically in e.g., the [Ca ii] H&K lines.
ISSN: 0004-6361
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
× corresponding author
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