Giant exoplanet WASP-14b in Bootes
- From: Anthony Ayiomamitis <anthony@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 20:26:57 -0700 (PDT)
A very productive evening came to a successful conclusion an hour ago
with the work involving the exoplanet WASP-14b in Bootes 570 light-
years away and which was announced in mid-2008.
This exoplanet has a whopping mass 7.75 times that of Jupiter and is
one of the densest exoplanets discovered so far. WASP-14b requires a
mere 54 hours to complete one orbit around its host star. When in
transit across its sun, the event lasts 183.6 minutes at a depth of
10.2 mmag (ie. 0.0102 mag).
For further details as well as the transit itself from a few hours
ago, please see http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Photometry-WASP-14-20100501.htm