WASP-South transiting exoplanets: WASP-130b, WASP-131b, WASP-132b, WASP-139b, WASP-140b, WASP-141b and WASP-142b

C. Hellier, D.~R. Anderson, A.~C. Cameron, L. Delrez, Michael Gillon, E. Jehin, M. Lendl, P.~F.~L. Maxted, M. Neveu-VanMalle, F. Pepe, D. Pollacco, Didier Queloz, D. Ségransan, B. Smalley, J. Southworth, A.~H.~M.~J. Triaud, S. Udry, T. Wagg, R.~G. West

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We describe seven exoplanets transiting stars of brightness V = 10.1-12.4. WASP-130b is a 'warm Jupiter' having an orbital period of 11.6 d around a metal-rich G6 star. Its mass and radius (1.23 plusmn 0.04 M$_Jup$ and 0.89 plusmn 0.03 R$_Jup$) support the trend that warm Jupiters have smaller radii than hot Jupiters. WASP-131b is a bloated Saturn-mass planet (0.27 M$_Jup$ and 1.22 R$_Jup$). Its large scaleheight and bright (V = 10.1) host star make it a good target for atmospheric characterization. WASP-132b (0.41 M$_Jup$ and 0.87 R$_Jup$) is among the least irradiated and coolest of WASP planets, having a 7.1-d orbit around a K4 star. WASP-139b is a 'super-Neptune' akin to HATS-7b and HATS-8b, being the lowest mass planet yet found by WASP (0.12 M$_Jup$ and 0.80 R$_Jup$). The metal-rich K0 host star appears to be anomalously dense, akin to HAT-P-11. WASP-140b is a 2.4-M$_Jup$ planet in an eccentric (e = 0.047 plusmn 0.004) 2.2-d orbit. The planet's radius is large (1.4 R$_Jup$), but uncertain owing to the grazing transit (b = 0.93). The 10.4-d rotation period of the K0 host star suggests a young age, and the time-scale for tidal circularization is likely to be the lowest of all known eccentric hot Jupiters. WASP-141b (2.7 M$_Jup$, 1.2 R$_Jup$ and P = 3.3 d) and WASP-142b (0.84 M$_Jup$, 1.53 R$_Jup$ and P = 2.1 d) are typical hot Jupiters orbiting metal-rich F stars. We show that the period distribution within the hot-Jupiter bulge does not depend on the metallicity of the host star.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3693-3707
Number of pages15
JournalRoyal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices
Early online date22 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • stars: individual (WASP-130, WASP-131, WASP-132, WASP-139, WASP-140, WASP-141, WASP-142)
  • planetary systems


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