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Detection of Planetary Transits Across a Sun-like Star.
High-precision, high-cadence photometric measurements of the star HD 209458 are reported, which is known from radial velocity measurements to have a planetary-mass companion in a close orbit and the detailed shape of the transit curve due to both the limb darkening of thestar and the finite size of the planet is clearly evident. Expand
The Spectroscopic Orbit of the Planetary Companion Transiting HD 209458.
A spectroscopic orbit with period P=3.52433+/-0.00027 days for the planetary companion that transits the solar-type star HD 209458 is reported, based on a new analysis of the iron lines in the HIRES template spectrum and also on the absolute magnitude, effective temperature, and color of the star. Expand