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J/A+A/510/A21     Stellar Limb-Darkening Coefficients     (Sing, 2010)

Stellar limb-darkening coefficients for CoRot and Kepler. Sing D.K. <Astron. Astrophys. 510, A21 (2010)> =2010A&A...510A..21S
ADC_Keywords: Models, atmosphere ; Binaries, eclipsing ; Planets Keywords: stars: atmospheres - planetary systems - binaries: eclipsing Abstract: Transiting exoplanets provide unparalleled access to the fundamental parameters of both extrasolar planets and their host stars. We present limb-darkening coefficients (LDCs) for the exoplanet hunting CoRot and Kepler missions. The LDCs are calculated with ATLAS stellar atmospheric model grids and span a wide range of Teff, logg, and metallically [M/H]. Both CoRot and Kepler use wide nonstandard photometric filters, and are producing a large inventory of high- quality transiting lightcurves, sensitive to stellar limb darkening. Comparing the stellar model limb darkening to results from the first seven CoRot planets, we find better fits are found when two model intensities at the limb are excluded in the coefficient calculations. This calculation method can help to avoid a major deficiency present at the limbs of the 1D stellar models. Description: These are calculations of limb-darkening coefficients used to describe the intensity profiles of stars for the CoRot and Kepler exoplanet missions. The full version of the tables can be also be found at which also includes an IDL program to read and interpolate the tables. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 96 7327 Limb-darkening coefficients for CoRoT table2.dat 96 7327 Limb-darkening coefficients for Kepler
See also: J/A+A/363/1081 : Non-linear limb-darkening law for LTE models I (Claret 2000) J/A+A/401/657 : Non-linear limb-darkening law for LTE models II (Claret 2003) J/A+AS/114/247 : Limb-darkening coefficients for R I J H K (Claret+ 1995) J/A+A/335/647 : Limb-darkening coefficients for ubvyUBVRIJHK (Claret 1998) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 K Teff [3500,50000] Stellar effective temperature 7- 10 F4.2 [cm/s+2] logg [0,5] Stellar surface gravity 12- 16 F5.2 [Sun] M/H [-0.5,+1.0] Stellar metallicity (1) 18- 24 F7.4 --- u Linear limb-darkening coefficient (2) 26- 32 F7.4 --- a Quadratic limb-darkening coefficient (2) 34- 40 F7.4 --- b Quadratic limb-darkening coefficient (2) 42- 48 F7.4 --- c2 3 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 50- 56 F7.4 --- c3 3 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 58- 64 F7.4 --- c4 3 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 66- 72 F7.4 --- a1 4 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 74- 80 F7.4 --- a2 ? 4 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 82- 88 F7.4 --- a3 ? 4 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2) 90- 96 F7.4 --- a4 ? 4 parameter limb-darkening coefficient (2)
Note (1): The metallicity is log[metal/H], in the interval [+1 to -0.5], all with a turbulent velocity of 2km/s. Note (2): The linear, quadratic, and 3 parameter non-linear laws are calculated with the improved calculation method using 15-ATLAS angles with the limb intensities excluded, while the 4 parameter non-linear law was calculated with all 17 angles including those at the limb. The limb-darkening coefficients are: * u (linear): I(µ)/I(1) = 1 - u*(1-µ) * a, b (quadratic): I(µ)/I(1) = 1 - a*(1-µ) - b*(1-µ)**2 * c2, c3, c4 (3 parameter non-linear): I(µ)/I(1) = 1 - c2*(1-µ) - c3*(1-µ**1.5) - c4*(1-µ**2) * a1, a2, a3, a4 (4 parameter non-linear): I(µ)/I(1) = 1 - a1*(1-µ**0.5) - a2*(1-µ) - a3*(1-µ**1.5) - a4*(1-µ**2) where I(1) is the specific intensity at the center of the disk, u, a, b, c2, c3, c4, a1, a2, a3, a4 are the corresponding limb-darkening coefficients and µ=cos(θ), θ being the angle between the line of sight and the emergent intensity.
Acknowledgements: David Kent Sing, sing(at)
(End) David Sing [Exeter, UK], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 07-Jan-2010
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