The influence of eclipses in the stellar radio emission [SSA]

Here we simulate the shape of a planetary transit observed at radio wavelengths. The simulations use a light curve of the K4 star HAT-P-11 and its hot Jupiter companion as proxy. From the HAT-P-11 optical light curve, a prominent spot was identified (1.10 Rp and 0.6 Ic). On the radio regime, the limb brighting of 30% was simulated by a quadratic function, and the active region was assumed to have the same size of the optical spot. Considering that the planet size is 6.35% of the the stellar radius, for the quiet star regions the transit depth is smaller than 0.5%, however, this value can increase to ~2% when covering an active region with 5.0 times the quiet star brightness temperature.

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C. Selhorst and A. Valio
Fri, 3 Mar 17

Comments: 3 pages, 2 figures, IAUS 328: Living around active stars