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2010ApJ...717.1084C - Astrophys. J., 717, 1084-1091 (2010/July-2)

Near-infrared thermal emission from the hot Jupiter TrES-2b: ground-based detection of the secondary eclipse.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present near-infrared Ks-band photometry bracketing the secondary eclipse of the hot Jupiter TrES-2b using the Wide-field Infrared Camera on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. We detect its thermal emission with an eclipse depth of 0.062+0.013–0.011% (5σ). Our best-fit secondary eclipse is consistent with a circular orbit (a 3σ upper limit on the eccentricity, e, and argument or periastron, ω, of|e cos ω| < 0.0090), in agreement with mid-infrared detections of the secondary eclipse of this planet. A secondary eclipse of this depth corresponds to a dayside Ks-band brightness temperature of TB= 1636+79–88K. Our thermal emission measurement, when combined with the thermal emission measurements using Spitzer/IRAC from O'Donovan and collaborators, suggests that this planet exhibits relatively efficient dayside to nightside redistribution of heat and a near isothermal dayside atmospheric temperature structure, whose spectrum is well approximated by a blackbody. It is unclear if the atmosphere of TrES-2b requires a temperature inversion; if it does it is likely due to chemical species other than TiO/VO as the atmosphere of TrES-2b is too cool to allow TiO/VO to remain in gaseous form. Our secondary eclipse has the smallest depth of any detected from the ground, at around 2 µm, to date.

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Journal keyword(s): planetary systems - stars: individual: TrES-2b - techniques: photometric

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