Volume 612, April 2018
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||20 April 2018|
A hot Jupiter transiting the mV = 7.6 A-star HD 185603★
Leiden Observatory, Leiden University,
2 Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
3 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Vía Láctea s/n, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
4 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
5 Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 AL, UK
Accepted: 30 January 2018
In this paper we present MASCARA-2 b, a hot Jupiter transiting the mV = 7.6 A2 star HD 185603. Since early 2015, MASCARA has taken more than 1.6 million flux measurements of the star, corresponding to a total of almost 3000 h of observations, revealing a periodic dimming in the flux with a depth of 1.3%. Photometric follow-up observations were performed with the NITES and IAC80 telescopes and spectroscopic measurements were obtained with the Hertzsprung SONG telescope. We find MASCARA-2 b orbits HD 185603 with a period of 3.4741119-0.000006+0.000005 days at a distance of 0.057 ± 0.006 au, has a radius of 1.83 ± 0.07 RJ and place a 99% upper limit on the mass of <17 MJ. HD 185603 is a rapidly rotating early-type star with an effective temperature of 8980-130+90 K and a mass and radius of 1.89-0.05+0.06 M⊙, 1.60 ± 0.06 R⊙, respectively. Contrary to most other hot Jupiters transiting early-type stars, the projected planet orbital axis and stellar spin axis are found to be aligned with λ = 0.6 ± 4°. The brightness of the host star and the high equilibrium temperature, 2260 ± 50 K, of MASCARA-2 b make it a suitable target for atmospheric studies from the ground and space. Of particular interest is the detection of TiO, which has recently been detected in the similarly hot planets WASP-33 b and WASP-19 b.
Key words: planetary systems / stars: individual: MASCARA-2 (HD 185603, HIP 96618)
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