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Volume 421, Number 1, July I 2004
Page(s) L13 - L16
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20040170

A&A 421, L13-L16 (2004)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20040170


Two new "very hot Jupiters" among the OGLE transiting candidates

F. Bouchy1, 2, F. Pont1, N. C. Santos3, 2, C. Melo4, M. Mayor2, D. Queloz2 and S. Udry2

1  Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, Traverse du Siphon, BP 8, 13376 Marseille Cedex 12, France
2  Observatoire de Genève, 51 Ch. des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
3  Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, Portugal
4  European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19, Chile

(Received 14 April 2004 / Accepted 12 May 2004 )

As a result of a radial velocity follow-up of OGLE planetary transit candidates in Carina, we report the discovery of two new transiting planets with very short orbital periods: OGLE-TR-113 with $m=1.35 \pm 0.22~M_{\rm Jup}$, $r=1.08^{+0.07}_{-0.05}~R_{\rm Jup}$, P=1.43 days, and OGLE-TR-132 with $m=1.01\, \pm\, 0.31~M_{\rm Jup}$, $r=1.15^{+0.80}_{-0.13}~R_{\rm Jup}$, P=1.69 days. These detections bring to three the number of known "very hot Jupiter" (Jovian exoplanets like OGLE-TR-56 with periods around 1.5 days). This indicates that the accumulation of periods around 3 days found in radial velocity surveys does not reflect an absolute limit.

Key words: techniques: radial velocities -- instrumentation: spectrographs -- stars: planetary systems

Offprint request: F. Bouchy, Francois.Bouchy@oamp.fr

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