Detection of Planetary Transits Across a Sun-like Star.

  title={Detection of Planetary Transits Across a Sun-like Star.},
  author={Charbonneau and Brown and Latham and Mayor},
  journal={The Astrophysical journal},
  volume={529 1},
We report high-precision, high-cadence photometric measurements of the star HD 209458, which is known from radial velocity measurements to have a planetary-mass companion in a close orbit. We detect two separate transit events at times that are consistent with the radial velocity measurements. In both cases, the detailed shape of the transit curve due to both the limb darkening of the star and the finite size of the planet is clearly evident. Assuming stellar parameters of 1.1 R middle dot in… CONTINUE READING

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