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2017MNRAS.470..742L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 470, 742-754 (2017/September-1)

A precise optical transmission spectrum of the inflated exoplanet WASP-52b.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have measured a precise optical transmission spectrum for WASP-52b, a highly inflated hot Jupiter with an equilibrium temperature of 1300 K. Two transits of the planet were observed spectroscopically at low resolution with the auxiliary-port camera on the William Herschel Telescope, covering a wide range of 4000-8750 Å. We use a Gaussian process approach to model the correlated noise in the multiwavelength light curves, resulting in a high precision relative transmission spectrum with errors of the order of a pressure scaleheight. We attempted to fit a variety of different representative model atmospheres to the transmission spectrum, but did not find a satisfactory match to the entire spectral range. For the majority of the covered wavelength range (4000-7750 Å), the spectrum is flat, and can be explained by an optically thick and grey cloud layer at 0.1 mbar, but this is inconsistent with a slightly deeper transit at wavelengths >7750 Å. We were not able to find an obvious systematic source for this feature, so this opacity may be the result of an additional unknown absorber.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): atmospheric effects - methods: statistical - techniques: spectroscopic - planets and satellites: atmospheres - planets and satellites: individual: WASP 52b - stars: individual: WASP 52 - stars: individual: WASP 52

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