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DAY-SIDE z′-BAND EMISSION AND ECCENTRICITY OF WASP-12bBased on observations collected with the Apache Point Observatory 3.5 m telescope, which is owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC).

Authors
  • Mercedes, López-Morales
  • Jeffrey Coughlin
  • David K, Sing
  • Adam, Burrows
  • Dániel, Apai
  • Justin C, Rogers
  • David S, Spiegel
  • Elisabeth R, Adams
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Publication Date
May 19, 2010
Volume
716
Issue
1
Pages
36–36
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the detection of the eclipse of the very hot Jupiter WASP-12b via z -band time-series photometry obtained with the 3.5 m Astrophysical Research Consortium telescope at Apache Point Observatory. We measure a decrease in flux of 0.082%±0.015% during the passage of the planet behind the star. That planetary flux is equally well reproduced by atmospheric models with and without extra absorbers, and blackbody models with f≥ 0.585±0.080. It is therefore necessary to measure the planet at other wavelengths ...

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