NGTS-11 b (TOI-1847 b): A Transiting Warm Saturn Recovered from a TESS Single-transit Event

Samuel Gill, Peter J. Wheatley, Benjamin F. Cooke, Andrés Jordán, Louise D. Nielsen, Daniel Bayliss, David R. Anderson, Jose I. Vines, Monika Lendl, Jack S. Acton, David J. Armstrong, Francois Bouchy, Rafael Brahm, Edward M. Bryant, Matthew R. Burleigh, Sarah L. Casewell, Philipp Eigmüller, Néstor Espinoza, Edward Gillen, Michael R. GoadNolan Grieves, Maximilian N. Günther, Thomas Henning, Melissa J. Hobson, Aleisha Hogan, James S. Jenkins, James McCormac, Maximiliano Moyano, Hugh P. Osborn, Don Pollacco, Didier Queloz, Heike Rauer, Liam Raynard, Felipe Rojas, Paula Sarkis, Alexis M.S. Smith, Marcelo Tala Pinto, Rosanna H. Tilbrook, Stéphane Udry, Christopher A. Watson, Richard G. West

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Abstract

We report the discovery of NGTS-11 b (=TOI-1847b), a transiting Saturn in a 35.46 day orbit around a mid K-type star (= 5050 80 K). We initially identified the system from a single-transit event in a TESS full-frame image light curve. Following 79 nights of photometric monitoring with an NGTS telescope, we observed a second full transit of NGTS-11 b approximately one year after the TESS single-transit event. The NGTS transit confirmed the parameters of the transit signal and restricted the orbital period to a set of 13 discrete periods. We combined our transit detections with precise radial-velocity measurements to determine the true orbital period and measure the mass of the planet. We find NGTS-11 b has a radius of K, making it one of the coolest known transiting gas giants. NGTS-11 b is the first exoplanet to be discovered after being initially identified as a TESS single-transit event, and its discovery highlights the power of intense photometric monitoring in recovering longer-period transiting exoplanets from single-transit events.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL11
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume898
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Exoplanet astronomy (486)
  • Exoplanet detection methods (489)
  • Exoplanets (498)
  • Extrasolar gas giants (509)
  • High resolution spectroscopy (2096)
  • Photometry (1234)

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