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  • Atmospheric escape from HD 189733b observed in H i Lyman-α: Detailed analysis of HST/STIS September 2011 observations 

    Bourrier, V.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Dupuy, H.; Ehrenreich, D.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Hebrard, G.; Ballester, G.; Desert, J.-M.; Ferlet, R.; Sing, David K.; Wheatley, P.J. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2013)
    Observations of transits of the hot giant exoplanet HD 189733b in the unresolved H i Lyman-α line show signs of hydrogen escaping the upper atmosphere of the planet. New resolved Lyman-α observations obtained with the STIS ...
  • Determining atmospheric conditions at the terminator of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b 

    Sing, David K.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Desert, J.-M.; Ballester, G.; Ehrenreich, D. (IOP Publishing for American Astronomical Society, 2008)
    We present a theoretical model fit to the HST STIS optical transit transmission spectrum of HD 209458b. In our fit, we use the sodium absorption line profile along with the Rayleigh scattering by H2 to help determine the ...
  • The Earth as an extrasolar transiting planet: Earth's atmospheric composition and thickness revealed by Lunar eclipse observations 

    Vidal-Madjar, A.; Arnold, L.; Ehrenreich, D.; Ferlet, R.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Bouchy, F.; Segransan, D.; Boisse, I.; Hebrard, G.; Moutou, C.; Desert, J.-M.; Sing, David K.; Cabanac, R.; Nitschelm, C.; Bonfils, X.; Delfosse, X.; Desort, M.; Diaz, R.F.; Eggenberger, A.; Forveille, T.; Lagrange, A.-M.; Lovis, C.; Pepe, F.; Perrier, C.; Pont, F.; Santos, N.C.; Udry, S. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2010)
    Context. An important goal within the quest for detecting an Earth-like extrasolar planet, will be to identify atmospheric gaseous bio-signatures. Aims. Observations of the light transmitted through the Earth’s atmosphere, ...
  • Erratum: The upper atmosphere of the exoplanet HD209458b revealed by the sodium D lines: temperature-pressure profile, ionization layer and thermosphere (Corrigendum). [Astronomy and Astrophysics (2011), 527, article A110, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201015698] 

    Vidal-Madjar, A.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Sing, David K.; Ferlet, R.; Desert, J.-M.; Hebrard, G.; Boisse, I.; Ehrenreich, D.; Moutou, C. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2011)
    An error was detected in the code used for the analysis of the HD209458b sodium profile (Vidal-Madjar et al. 2011). Here we present an updated T-P profile and briefly discuss the consequences.
  • Evaporation of the planet HD 189733b observed in H I Lyman-α 

    Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Ehrenreich, D.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Ballester, G.; Desert, J.-M.; Ferlet, R.; Hebrard, G.; Sing, David K.; Tchakoumegni, K.-O.; Udry, S. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2010)
    We observed three transits of the extrasolar planet HD 189733b in H i Lyman-α and in a few other lines in the ultraviolet with HST/ACS, in the search for atmospheric signatures. We detect a transit signature in the Lyman-α ...
  • The fresnel interferometric imager 

    Koechlin, Laurent; Serre, Denis; Deba, Paul; Pello, Roser; Peillon, Christelle; Duchon, Paul; Gomez de Castro, Ana Ines; Karovska, Margarita; Desert, J.-M.; Ehrenreich, D.; Hebrard, G.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Ferlet, R.; Sing, David K.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (Springer Verlag, 2009)
    The Fresnel Interferometric Imager has been proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision plan as a class L mission. This mission addresses several themes of the CV Plan: Exoplanet study, Matter in extreme ...
  • A giant comet-like cloud of hydrogen escaping the warm Neptune-mass exoplanet GJ 436b 

    Ehrenreich, D.; Bourrier, V.; Wheatley, P.J.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Hebrard, G.; Udry, S.; Bonfils, X.; Delfosse, X.; Desert, J.-M.; Sing, David K.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2015-06-25)
    Exoplanets orbiting close to their parent stars may lose some fraction of their atmospheres because of the extreme irradiation. Atmospheric mass loss primarily affects low-mass exoplanets, leading to the suggestion that ...
  • Gran Telescopio Canarias OSIRIS transiting exoplanet atmospheric survey: Detection of potassium in XO-2b from narrowband spectrophotometry 

    Sing, David K.; Desert, J.-M.; Fortney, J.J.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Ballester, G.; Cepa, J.; Ehrenreich, D.; Lopez-Morales, M.; Pont, F.; Shabram, M.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (EDP Sciences, 2011)
    We present Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) optical transit narrowband photometry of the hot-Jupiter exoplanet XO-2b using the OSIRIS instrument. This unique instrument has the capabilities to deliver high-cadence narrowband ...
  • GTC OSIRIS transiting exoplanet atmospheric survey: detection of potassium in HAT-P-1b from narrow-band spectrophotometry 

    Wilson, Paul A.; Sing, David K.; Nikolov, N.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Pont, F.; Fortney, J.J.; Ballester, G.; Desert, J.-M.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (Oxford University Press for Royal Astronomical Society, 2015-04-15)
    We present the detection of potassium in the atmosphere of HAT-P-1b using optical transit narrow-band photometry. The results are obtained using the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias together with the OSIRIS instrument in ...
  • GTC OSIRIS transiting exoplanet atmospheric survey: Detection of sodium in XO-2b from differential long-slit spectroscopy 

    Sing, David K.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Lopez-Morales, M.; Pont, F.; Desert, J.-M.; Ehrenreich, D.; Wilson, Paul A.; Ballester, G.; Fortney, J.J.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2012)
    We present two transits of the hot-Jupiter exoplanet XO-2b using the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). The time series observations were performed using long-slit spectroscopy of XO-2 and a nearby reference star with the ...
  • Hint of a transiting extended atmosphere on 55 Cancri b 

    Ehrenreich, D.; Bourrier, V.; Bonfils, X.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Hebrard, G.; Sing, David K.; Wheatley, P.J.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Delfosse, X.; Udry, S.; Forveille, T.; Moutou, C. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2012)
    The naked-eye star 55 Cancri hosts a planetary system with five known planets, including a hot super-Earth (55 Cnc e) extremely close to its star and a farther out giant planet (55 Cnc b), found in milder irradiation ...
  • HST hot Jupiter transmission spectral survey: detection of water in HAT-P-1b from WFC3 near-IR spatial scan observations 

    Wakeford, H.R.; Sing, David K.; Deming, D.; Gibson, N.; Fortney, J.J.; Burrows, A.S.; Ballester, G.; Nikolov, N.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Henry, G.; Knutson, H.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Pont, F.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Zahnle, K. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We present Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared transmission spectroscopy of the transiting hot-Jupiter HAT-P-1b. We observed one transit with Wide Field Camera 3 using the G141 low-resolution grism to cover the wavelength ...
  • HST hot-Jupiter transmission spectral survey: detection of potassium in WASP-31b along with a cloud deck and Rayleigh scattering 

    Sing, David K.; Wakeford, H.R.; Showman, A.P.; Nikolov, N.; Fortney, J.J.; Burrows, A.S.; Ballester, G.; Deming, D.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Desert, J.-M.; Gibson, N.; Henry, G.; Knutson, H.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Pont, F.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Williamson, M.W.; Wilson, Paul A. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2015)
    We present Hubble Space Telescope optical and near-IR transmission spectra of the transiting hot-Jupiter WASP-31b. The spectrum covers 0.3–1.7 μm at a resolution R ∼ 70, which we combine with Spitzer photometry to cover ...
  • HST hot-Jupiter transmission spectral survey: Evidence for aerosols and lack of TiO in the atmosphere of WASP-12b 

    Sing, David K.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Fortney, J.J.; Burrows, A.S.; Pont, F.; Wakeford, H.R.; Ballester, G.; Nikolov, N.; Henry, G.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Deming, D.; Evans, T.M.; Gibson, N.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Knutson, H.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Wilson, Paul A.; Williamson, M.H.; Zahnle, K. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We present Hubble Space Telescope (HST) optical transmission spectra of the transiting hot-Jupiter WASP-12b, taken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph instrument. The resulting spectra cover the range 2900–10 300 Å ...
  • HST hot-Jupiter transmission spectral survey: Haze in the atmosphere of WASP-6b 

    Nikolov, N.; Sing, David K.; Burrows, A.S.; Fortney, J.J.; Henry, G.; Pont, F.; Ballester, G.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Wilson, Paul A.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Gibson, N.; Desert, J.-M.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Wakeford, H.R.; Zahnle, K. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014)
    We report Hubble Space Telescope optical to near-infrared transmission spectroscopy of the hot-Jupiter WASP-6b, measured with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and Spitzer's InfraRed Array Camera. The resulting ...
  • An HST optical-to-near-IR transmission spectrum of the hot Jupiter WASP-19b: detection of atmospheric water and likely absence of TiO 

    Huitson, Catherine M.; Sing, David K.; Pont, F.; Fortney, J.J.; Burrows, A.S.; Wilson, Paul A.; Ballester, G.; Nikolov, N.; Gibson, N.; Deming, D.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Evans, T.M.; Henry, G.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Zahnle, K. (Oxford University Press / Royal Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We measure the transmission spectrum of WASP-19b from three transits using low-resolution optical spectroscopy from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS). The STIS spectra cover a ...
  • Hubble Space Telescope hot Jupiter transmission spectral survey: A detection of Na and strong optical absorption in HAT-P-1b 

    Nikolov, N.; Sing, David K.; Pont, F.; Burrows, A.S.; Fortney, J.J.; Ballester, G.; Evans, T.M.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Wakeford, H.R.; Wilson, Paul A.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Deming, D.; Gibson, N.; Henry, G.; Knutson, H.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Showman, A.P.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Zahnle, K. (Oxford University Press / Royal Astronomical Society, 2013)
    We present an optical to near-infrared transmission spectrum of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-1b, based on Hubble Space Telescope observations, covering the spectral regime from 0.29 to 1.027 μm with Space Telescope Imaging ...
  • Hubble Space Telescope STIS optical transit transmission spectra of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b 

    Sing, David K.; Vidal-Madjar, A.; Desert, J.-M.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Ballester, G. (American Astronomical Society / IOP Publishing, 2008)
    We present the transmission spectra of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b taken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Our analysis combines data at two resolutions and applies a complete ...
  • Magnesium in the atmosphere of the planet HD 209458 b: Observations of the thermosphere-exosphere transition region 

    Vidal-Madjar, A.; Huitson, Catherine M.; Bourrier, V.; Desert, J.-M.; Ballester, G.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Sing, David K.; Ehrenreich, D.; Ferlet, R.; Hebrard, G.; McConnell, J.C. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2013)
    The planet HD 209458 b is one of the most well studied hot-Jupiter exoplanets. The upper atmosphere of this planet has been observed through ultraviolet/optical transit observations with H i observation of the exosphere ...
  • Observation of the full 12-hour-long transit of the exoplanet HD80606b: Warm-Spitzer photometry and SOPHIE spectroscopy 

    Hebrard, G.; Desert, J.-M.; Diaz, R.F.; Boisse, I.; Bouchy, F.; Lecavelier des Etangs, A.; Moutou, C.; Ehrenreich, D.; Arnold, L.; Bonfils, X.; Delfosse, X.; Desort, M.; Eggenberger, A.; Forveille, T.; Gregorio, J.; Lagrange, A.-M.; Lovis, C.; Pepe, F.; Perrier, C.; Pont, F.; Queloz, D.; Santerne, A.; Santos, N.C.; Segransan, D.; Sing, David K.; Udry, S.; Vidal-Madjar, A. (EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO), 2010)
    We present new observations of a transit of the 111.4-day-period exoplanet HD 80606b. Due to this long orbital period and to the orientation of the eccentric orbit (e = 0.9), HD 80606b's transits last for about 12 hours. ...