Discovery paper: Kepler-7b: A Transiting Planet with Unusually Low Density by David W. Latham (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), William J. Borucki (NASA Ames Research Center), David G. Koch (NASA Ames Research Center), Timothy M. Brown (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope), Lars A. Buchhave (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Gibor Basri (University of California, Berkeley), Natalie M. Batalha (San Jose State University), Douglas A. Caldwell (SETI Institute), William D. Cochran (University of Texas, Austin), Edward W. Dunham (Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff), Gabor Furesz (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Thomas N. Gautier III (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), John C. Geary (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Ronald L. Gilliland (Space Telescope Science Institute), Steve B. Howell (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), et al. - http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.0190
System Parameters for Kepler 7b
A: Based primarily on the photometry.
B: Based on the photometry and radial velocities.
C: Based on spectrum analysis (FIES/MOOG or HIRES/SME).
D: Based on the Yale-Yonsei evolution tracks.
E: Based on Newton’s version of Kepler’s Third Law.
F: Assumes Bond albedo = 0.1 and complete redistribution.
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(Center at RA = 19hr 15min Dec= +41d 0m. North is up.)
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