2008A&A...485..865L


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2008A&A...485..865L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 485, 865-869 (2008/7-3)

Rayleigh scattering by H2 in the extrasolar planet HD209458b.

LECAVELIER DES ETANGS A., VIDAL-MADJAR A., DESERT J.-M. and SING D.

Abstract (from CDS):

Transiting planets, such as HD209458b, offer a unique opportunity to scrutinize the planetary atmospheric content. Although molecular hydrogen is expected to be the main atmospheric constituent, H2 remains uncovered because of the lack of strong transition from near-ultraviolet to near-infrared. Here we analyse the absorption spectrum of HD209458b obtained by Sing et al. (2008a, ApJ, submitted) which provides a measurement of the absorption depth in the 3000-6200Å wavelength range. We show that the rise in absorption depth at short wavelengths can be interpreted as Rayleigh scattering within the atmosphere of HD209458b. Since Rayleigh scattering traces the entire atmosphere, this detection enables a direct determination of the pressure-altitude relationship, which is required to determine the absolute fraction of other elements such as sodium. At the zero altitude defined by the absorption depth of 1.453%, which corresponds to a planetary radius of 0.1205 times the stellar radius, we find a pressure of 33±5mbar. Using the variation of the Rayleigh scattering cross-section as a function of wavelength, we determine the temperature to be 2200±260K at 33mbar pressure.

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N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 HD 209458b Pl 22 03 10.7729598762 +18 53 03.548248479           ~ 1479 1

    Equat.    Gal    SGal    Ecl

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HD 209458b -- Extra-solar Confirmed Planet
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22 03 10.7729598762 +18 53 03.548248479 (Optical) [ 0.0482 0.0448 90 ] A 2018yCat.1345....0G
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22 00 48.0708187341 +18 38 32.195344556 [ 0.0482 0.0448 90 ]
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    position angle (in degrees North celestial pole to East)
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    • D : 1-10" (and some old data)
    • C : 0.1-1"
    • B : 0.01-0.1" + 2MASS, Tyc
    • A : VLBI, Hipparcos
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076.7533207456460 -28.5269067211539 [ 0.0482 0.0448 90 ]
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29.579 -17.890 [0.083 0.075 90] A 2018yCat.1345....0G
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