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HAT-P-67b: An Extremely Low Density Saturn Transiting an F-subgiant Confirmed via Doppler Tomography

Author(s): Zhou, G; Bakos, Gaspar Aron; Hartman, Joel D.; Latham, David W.; Torres, G; et al

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Abstract: We report the discovery of HAT-P-67b, which is a hot-Saturn transiting a rapidly rotating F-subgiant. HAT-P-67b has a radius of = - + Rp 2.085 0.071 R 0.096 J, and orbites a * = - + M M 1.642 0.072  0.155 , * = - + R 2.546 0.084 R 0.099 host star in a ∼4.81 day period orbit. We place an upper limit on the mass of the planet via radial velocity measurements to be M M p J < 0.59 , and a lower limit of >0.056 MJ by limitations on Roche lobe overflow. Despite being a subgiant, the host star still exhibits relatively rapid rotation, with a projected rotational velocity of  =  - v I sin 35.8 1.1 km s 1, which makes it difficult to precisely determine the mass of the planet using radial velocities. We validated HAT-P-67b via two Doppler tomographic detections of the planetary transit, which eliminate potential eclipsing binary blend scenarios. The Doppler tomographic observations also confirm that HAT-P-67b has an orbit that is aligned to within 12°, in projection, with the spin of its host star. HAT-P-67b receives strong UV irradiation and is among one of the lowest density planets known, which makes it a good candidate for future UV transit observations in the search for an extended hydrogen exosphere.
Publication Date: May-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 14-Apr-2017
Citation: Zhou, G, Bakos, GÁ, Hartman, JD, Latham, DW, Torres, G, Bhatti, W, Penev, K, Buchhave, L, Kovács, G, Bieryla, A, Quinn, S, Isaacson, H, Fulton, BJ, Falco, E, Csubry, Z, Everett, M, Szklenar, T, Esquerdo, G, Berlind, P, Calkins, ML, Béky, B, Knox, RP, Hinz, P, Horch, EP, Hirsch, L, Howell, SB, Noyes, RW, Marcy, G, de Val-Borro, M, Lázár, J, Papp, I, Sári, P. (2017). HAT-P-67b: An Extremely Low Density Saturn Transiting an F-subgiant Confirmed via Doppler Tomography. \aj, 153 (211 - 211. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa674a
DOI: doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa674a
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Astronomical Journal
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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