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2012A&A...539A..28G - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 539A, 28-28 (2012/3-1)

Improved precision on the radius of the nearby super-Earth 55 Cnc e.

GILLON M., DEMORY B.-O., BENNEKE B., VALENCIA D., DEMING D., SEAGER S., LOVIS C., MAYOR M., PEPE F., QUELOZ D., SEGRANSAN D. and UDRY S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report on new transit photometry for the super-Earth 55 Cnc e obtained with Warm Spitzer/IRAC at 4.5µm. An individual analysis of these new data leads to a planet radius of 2.21–0.16+0.15R, which agrees well with the values previously derived from the MOST and Spitzer transit discovery data. A global analysis of both Spitzer transit time-series improves the precision on the radius of the planet at 4.5µm to 2.20 ±0.12R. We also performed an independent analysis of the MOST data, paying particular attention to the influence of the systematic effects of instrumental origin on the derived parameters and errors by including them in a global model instead of performing a preliminary detrending-filtering processing. We deduce an optical planet radius of 2.04±0.15R from this reanalysis of MOST data, which is consistent with the previous MOST result and with our Spitzer infrared radius. Assuming the achromaticity of the transit depth, we performed a global analysis combining Spitzer and MOST data that results in a planet radius of 2.17±0.10R (13820±620km). These results point to 55 Cnc e having a gaseous envelope overlying a rocky nucleus, in agreement with previous works. A plausible composition for the envelope is water which would be in super-critical form given the equilibrium temperature of the planet.

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Journal keyword(s): techniques: photometric - binaries: eclipsing - planetary systems - stars: individual: 55 Cnc

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/539/A28): irac1.dat irac2.dat most1.dat most2.dat most3.dat most4.dat most5.dat>

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