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The First Kepler Mission Planet Confirmed With The Hobby-Eberly Telescope: Kepler-15b, a Hot Jupiter Enriched In Heavy Elements

  title={The First Kepler Mission Planet Confirmed With The Hobby-Eberly Telescope: Kepler-15b, a Hot Jupiter Enriched In Heavy Elements},
  author={Michael Endl and Phillip J. MacQueen and William D. Cochran and Erik J. Brugamyer and Lars A. Buchhave and Jason F. Rowe and Phillip W. Lucas and Howard Issacson and Stephen T. Bryson and Steve B. Howell and Jonathan J. Fortney and Terese T. Hansen and William J. Borucki and Douglas A. Caldwell and Jessie L. Christiansen and David R. Ciardi and B-O. Demory and Mark E. Everett and Eric B. Ford and Michael R. Haas and Matthew J. Holman and Elliott P. Horch and Jon M. Jenkins and David J. Koch and Jack J. Lissauer and Pavel Mach{\'a}lek and Martin D. Still and William F. Welsh and Dwight T. Sanderfer and Shawn E. Seader and Jeffrey C. Smith and Susan E. Thompson and Joseph D. Twicken},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
We report the discovery of Kepler-15b, a new transiting exoplanet detected by NASA's Kepler mission. The transit signal with a period of 4.94 days was detected in the quarter 1 (Q1) Kepler photometry. For the first time, we have used the High-Resolution-Spectrograph (HRS) at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) to determine the mass of a Kepler planet via precise radial velocity (RV) measurements. The 24 HET/HRS radial velocities (RV) and 6 additional measurements from the FIES spectrograph at the… 


This paper reports the discovery and characterization of the transiting hot giant exoplanet Kepler-17b. The planet has an orbital period of 1.486 days, and radial velocity measurements from the

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