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Title: WASP-36b: A new transiting planet around a metal-poor G-dwarf, and an analysis of correlated noise in transit light curves
Authors: A. M. S. Smith, D. R. Anderson, A. Collier Cameron, M. Gillon, C. Hellier, M. Lendl, P. F. L. Maxted, D. Queloz, B. Smalley, A. H. M. J. Triaud, R. G. West, S. C. C. Barros, E. Jehin, F. Pepe, D. Pollacco, D. Segransan, J. Southworth, R. A. Street, S. Udry

We report the discovery, from WASP and CORALIE, of a transiting exoplanet in a 1.54-d orbit. The host star, WASP-36, is a magnitude 12.7, metal-poor G2 dwarf (Teff = 5881 137 K), with [Fe/H] = -0.31 0.12. We determine the planet to have mass and radius respectively 2.27 0.07 and 1.27 0.03 times that of Jupiter. We have eight partial or complete transit light curves, from four different observatories, which allows us to investigate the extent to which red noise in follow-up light curves affects the fitted system parameters. We find that the solutions obtained by analysing each of these light curves independently are consistent with our global fit to all the data, despite the apparent presence of correlated noise in at least two of the light curves.

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