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2018AJ....156..122M - Astron. J., 156, 122-122 (2018/September-0)

MOPSS. I. Flat optical Spectra for the Hot Jupiters WASP-4 b and WASP-52b.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present the first results from MOPSS, The Michigan Optical Planetary Spectra Survey, aimed at creating a database of optical planetary transmission spectra all observed, reduced, and analyzed with a uniform method for the benefit of enabling comparative exoplanet studies. We discuss our methods, and present results for our first two targets observed with the Magellan Baade 6.5 m telescope, one transit of the Hot Jupiter WASP-4b and two transits of the Hot Saturn WASP-52b. Both targets present flat, featureless spectra, corresponding to the presence of aerosols. We find that the cloud decks must begin no lower than 10–4 bar for both planets. For WASP-52b, we also consider the effects of star spots on the transmission spectrum, including unocculted spots and spots on the stellar limb influencing the light curve limb-darkening parameters. We discuss the usefulness of this program in the coming James Webb Space Telescope era.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): planets and satellites: atmospheres - planets and satellites: composition - planets and satellites: gaseous planets - planets and satellites: individual WASP-52b, WASP-4b - starspots

CDS comments: The calibrator stars Tables 1-2 are not in Simbad.

Simbad objects: 5

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