Secondary eclipse observations for seven hot-Jupiters from the Anglo-Australian Telescope

Zhou, G. ORCID: and Bayliss, D. D. R. and Kedziora-Chudczer, L. and Tinney, C. G. and Bailey, J. and Salter, G. and Rodriguez, J. (2015) Secondary eclipse observations for seven hot-Jupiters from the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454 (3). pp. 3002-3019. ISSN 0035-8711

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We report detections and constraints for the near-infrared Ks band secondary eclipses of seven hot-Jupiters using the IRIS2 infrared camera on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Eclipses in the Ks band for WASP-18b and WASP-36b have been measured for the first time. We also present new measurements for the eclipses of WASP-4b, WASP-5b, and WASP-46b, as well as upper limits for the eclipse depths of WASP-2b and WASP-76b. In particular, two full eclipses of WASP-46b were observed, allowing us to demonstrate the repeatability of our observations via independent analyses on each eclipse. Significant numbers of eclipse depths for hot-Jupiters have now been measured in both Ks and the four Spitzer IRAC bandpasses. We discuss these measurements in the context of the broad-band colours and brightness temperatures of the hot-Jupiter atmosphere distribution. Specifically, we re-examine the proposed temperature dichotomy between the most irradiated, and mildly irradiated planets. We find no evidence for multiple clusters in the brightness temperature-equilibrium temperature distributions in any of these bandpasses, suggesting a continuous distribution of heat re-emission and circulation characteristics for these planets.

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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 01:52
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Occultations; Planets and satellites: atmospheres; Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510109 Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
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