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OGLE-TR-132 b

OGLE-TR-132

OGLE-TR-132 is a distant magnitude 15.72 star in the star fields of the constellation Carina. Because of its great distance, about 4900 light years, and location in the crowded field it was not notable in any way. Spectral type of the star is type F yellow-white very metal rich dwarf star, slightly hotter and more luminous than the Sun.

However, in 2003 the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) detected periodic dimming in the star's light curve indicating a transiting, planetary-sized object. Since low-mass red dwarfs and brown dwarfs may mimic a planet radial velocity measurements were necessary to calculate the mass of the body. In 2004 the object was proved to be a new transiting extrasolar planet, OGLE-TR-132 b.

OGLE-TR-132b

OGLE-TR-132b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star OGLE-TR-132.

In 2003 the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) detected periodic dimming in the star's light curve indicating a transiting, planetary-sized object. Since low-mass red dwarfs and brown dwarfs may mimic a planet radial velocity measurements were necessary to calculate the mass of the body. In 2004 the object was proved to be a new transiting extrasolar planet.

The planet has a mass 1.14 times that of Jupiter. Since the planet's inclination is known, the value is exact. It orbits the star (OGLE-TR-132) in an extremely close orbit, even closer than the famous planets 51 Pegasi b and HD 209458 b. The planet races around the star every 1 day 16.6 hours. Interestingly, radius of the planet is only 18% larger than Jupiter's, despite the heating effect by the star. Planets of its kind are sometimes called "super-hot Jupiters".

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