Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1306.3509 (J. Southworth et al.)

High-precision photometry by telescope defocussing. V. WASP-15 and WASP-16    [PDF]

J. Southworth, L. Mancini, P. Browne, M. Burgdorf, S. Calchi Novati, M. Dominik, T. Gerner, T. C. Hinse, U. G. Jorgensen, N. Kains, D. Ricci, S. Schafer, F. Schonebeck, J. Tregloan-Reed, K. A. Alsubai, V. Bozza, G. Chen, P. Dodds, S. Dreizler, X. -S. Fang, F. Finet, S. -H. Gu, S. Hardis, K. Harpsoe, Th. Henning, M. Hundertmark, J. Jessen-Hansen, E. Kerins, H. Kjeldsen, C. Liebig, M. N. Lund, M. Lundkvist, M. Mathiasen, N. Nikolov, M. T. Penny, S. Proft, S. Rahvar, K. Sahu, G. Scarpetta, J. Skottfelt, C. Snodgrass, J. Surdej, O. Wertz
We present new photometric observations of WASP-15 and WASP-16, two transiting extrasolar planetary systems with measured orbital obliquities but without photometric follow-up since their discovery papers. Our new data for WASP-15 comprise observations of one transit simultaneously in four optical passbands using GROND on the MPG/ESO 2.2m telescope, plus coverage of half a transit from DFOSC on the Danish 1.54m telescope, both at ESO La Silla. For WASP-16 we present observations of four complete transits, all from the Danish telescope. We use these new data to refine the measured physical properties and orbital ephemerides of the two systems. Whilst our results are close to the originally-determined values for WASP-15, we find that the star and planet in the WASP-16 system are both larger and less massive than previously thought.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.3509

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