CHARACTERIZING THE COOL KOIs. II. THE M DWARF KOI-254 AND ITS HOT JUPITER*

@article{Johnson2012CHARACTERIZINGTC,
  title={CHARACTERIZING THE COOL KOIs. II. THE M DWARF KOI-254 AND ITS HOT JUPITER*},
  author={John Asher Johnson and Jonathan Zachary Gazak and Kevin Apps and Philip S. Muirhead and Justin R. Crepp and Ian J. M. Crossfield and Tabetha Boyajian and Kaspar von Braun and B'arbara Rojas-Ayala and Andrew W. Howard and Kevin R. Covey and Everett Schlawin and Katherine M. Hamren and Timothy D. Morton and James P. Lloyd},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={143},
  pages={111}
}
We report the confirmation and characterization of a transiting gas giant planet orbiting the M dwarf KOI-254 every 2.455239 days, which was originally discovered by the Kepler mission. We use radial velocity measurements, adaptive optics imaging, and near-infrared spectroscopy to confirm the planetary nature of the transit events. KOI-254 b is the first hot Jupiter discovered around an M-type dwarf star. We also present a new model-independent method of using broadband photometry to estimate… Expand
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