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2016A&A...585A.114P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 585A, 114-114 (2016/1-1)

The GTC exoplanet transit spectroscopy survey. II. An overly large Rayleigh-like feature for exoplanet TrES-3b.

PARVIAINEN H., PALLE E., NORTMANN L., NOWAK G., IRO N., MURGAS F. and AIGRAIN S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We search for Rayleigh scattering and K and Na absorption signatures from the atmosphere of TrES-3b using ground-based transmission spectroscopy covering the wavelength range from 530 to 950nm as observed with the OSIRIS instrument at the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS. Our analysis is based on a Bayesian approach where the light curves covering a set of given passbands are fitted jointly with PHOENIX-calculated stellar limb darkening profiles. The analysis is carried out assuming both white and red noise that is temporally correlated, with two approaches (Gaussian processes and divide-by-white) to account for the red noise. An initial analysis reveals a transmission spectrum that shows a strong Rayleigh-like increase in extinction towards the blue end of the spectrum, and enhanced extinction around the KI resonance doublet near 767nm. However, the signal amplitudes are significantly larger than expected from theoretical considerations. A detailed analysis reveals that the K I-like feature is entirely due to variability in the telluric O2 absorption, but the Rayleigh-like feature remains unexplained.

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Journal keyword(s): planets and satellites: individual: TrES-3b - planets and satellites: atmospheres - stars: individual: TrES-3 - techniques: photometric - techniques: spectroscopic - methods: statistical

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