Rapid rotators revisited : absolute dimensions of KOI-13

@inproceedings{Howarth2017RapidRR,
  title={Rapid rotators revisited : absolute dimensions of KOI-13},
  author={Ian D. Howarth and Giuseppe Morello},
  year={2017}
}
We analyse Kepler light-curves of the exoplanet Kepler Object of Interest no. 13b (KOI-13b) transiting its moderately rapidly rotating (gravity-darkened) parent star. A physical model, with minimal ad hoc free parameters, reproduces the time-averaged light-curve at the ∼10 parts per million level. We demonstrate that this Roche-model solution allows the… CONTINUE READING