TEPCat: WASP-6


 

This page summarises the information held within TEPCat for the transiting planetary system WASP-6. Please see here for descriptions of the quantities given below.

 

Discovery and basic observable quantities:
 
Quantity Value Unit
Reference of discovery paper 2009A+A...501..785G  
Date of discovery paper 2009 / 1 / 29 y / m / d
Right ascension 23 12 37.75 h m s
Declination −22 40 26.1 d m s
V-band apparent magnitude 12.16 mag
K-band apparent magnitude 10.32 mag
Transit duration 0.10860
( 2.6064 )
day
hour
Transit depth 2.2 %
Time of mid-transit   2454425.02180 ± 0.00011     HJD or BJD
Orbital period 3.36100208 ± 0.00000031 days
Reference for orbital ephemeris   2015MNRAS.450.1760T  

 

Physical properties from the most recent detailed study:
 
Quantity Value Unit
Stellar effective temperature 5375 ± 65 K
Stellar metal abundance ([Fe/H] or [M/H])   −0.20 ± 0.09 dex
Stellar mass 0.836 ± 0.067   Msun
Stellar radius 0.864 ± 0.025 Rsun
Stellar logarithmic surface gravity 4.487 ± 0.017 c.g.s.
Stellar mean density 1.296 ± 0.053
( 1.829 ± 0.075 )
ρsun
g cm-3
Orbital eccentricity 0.054 +0.018 −0.014  
Orbital semimajor axis   0.0414 ± 0.0011  AU
Planetary mass 0.485 ± 0.028
( 154.18 ± 8.90 )
Mjup
Mearth
Planetary radius 1.230 ± 0.037
( 13.79 ± 0.41 )
Rjup
Rearth
Planetary surface gravity 7.96 ± 0.30
2.90 ± 0.02
m/s2
log(cgs)
Planetary mean density 0.244 ± 0.015
( 0.324 ± 0.020 )
ρjup
g cm-3
Planetary equilibrium temperature 1184 ± 16 K
Reference of detailed study 2015MNRAS.450.1760T  

 

Entries in the catalogue of Rossiter-McLaughlin measurements:
 
Reference λ (degrees)
Gillon et al. (2009)   −11   + 18   - 14  
Tregloan-Reed et al. (2015)   7.2   ±   3.7  

 

 

WASP-6 has not been analysed as part of the Homogeneous Studies of Transiting Extrasolar Planets project.

 


Page generated on 2017/12/13           John Southworth   (Keele University, UK)