WASP-25b: a 0.6 M$_J$ planet in the Southern hemisphere

B. Enoch, A.~C. Cameron, D.~R. Anderson, T.~A. Lister, C. Hellier, P.~F.~L. Maxted, D. Queloz, B. Smalley, A.~H.~M.~J. Triaud, R.~G. West, D.~J.~A. Brown, M. Gillon, L. Hebb, M. Lendl, N. Parley, F. Pepe, D. Pollacco, D. Segransan, E. Simpson, R.~A. StreetS. Udry

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We report the detection of a 0.6 M$_J$ extrasolar planet by WASP-South, WASP-25b, transiting its solar-type host star every 3.76 d. A simultaneous analysis of the WASP, FTS and Euler photometry and CORALIE spectroscopy yields a planet of R$_p$= 1.22 R$_J$ and M$_p$= 0.58 M$_J$ around a slightly metal-poor solar-type host star, [Fe/H]=- 0.05 plusmn 0.10, of R$_*$= 0.92 R$_⊙$ and M$_*$= 1.00 M$_⊙$. WASP-25b is found to have a density of $$_p$= 0.32 $$_J$, a low value for a sub-Jupiter mass planet. We investigate the relationship of planetary radius to planetary equilibrium temperature and host star metallicity for transiting exoplanets with a similar mass to WASP-25b, finding that these two parameters explain the radii of most low-mass planets well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1636
Number of pages6
JournalRoyal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • planetary systems


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