Theoretical Transmission Spectra during Extrasolar Giant Planet Transits

@article{Seager1999TheoreticalTS,
  title={Theoretical Transmission Spectra during Extrasolar Giant Planet Transits},
  author={Sara Seager and Dimitar D. Sasselov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={537},
  pages={916 - 921}
}
The recent transit observation of HD 209458 b—an extrasolar planet orbiting a Sun-like star—confirmed that it is a gas giant and determined that its orbital inclination is 85°. This inclination makes possible investigations of the planet atmosphere. In this paper we discuss the planet transmission spectra during a transit. The basic tenet of the method is that the planet atmosphere absorption features will be superimposed on the stellar flux as the stellar flux passes through the planet… 

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