Hartman, J. D., Bakos, G. Á., Béky, B., Torres, G., Latham, D. W., Csubry, Z., Penev, K., Shporer, A., Fulton, B. J., Buchhave, L. A., Johnson, J. A., Howard, A. W., Marcy, G. W., Fischer, D. A., Kovács, G., Noyes, R. W., Esquerdo, Gilbert A., Everett, M., Szklenár, T., Quinn, Samuel N., Bieryla, A., Knox, R. P., Hinz, P., Sasselov, D. D., Furész, G. et al. 2012. "HAT-P-39b-HAT-P-41b: Three Highly Inflated Transiting Hot Jupiters." The Astronomical Journal 144:139. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/139
We report the discovery of three new transiting extrasolar planets orbiting moderately bright (V = 11.1, 11.7, and 12.4) F stars. The planets HAT-P-39b through HAT-P-41b have periods of P = 3.5439 days, 4.4572 days, and 2.6940 days, masses of 0.60 M J, 0.62 M J, and 0.80 M J, and radii of 1.57 R J, 1.73 R J, and 1.68 R J, respectively. They orbit stars with masses of 1.40 M ?, 1.51 M ?, and 1.51 M ?, respectively. The three planets are members of an emerging population of highly inflated Jupiters with 0.4 M JJ and R > 1.5 R J. Based in part on observations obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated by the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. Keck time has been granted by NOAO (A201Hr, A289Hr, and A284Hr), NASA (N049Hr, N018Hr, N167Hr, N029Hr, N108Hr, and N154Hr), and the NOAO Gemini/Keck time-exchange program (G329Hr). Based in part on observations made with the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. Based in part on observations obtained with facilities of the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope. Observations reported here were obtained at the MMT Observatory, a joint facility of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona.