In 2012, a hot transiting Jupiter planet, WASP-52b, was detected in a narrow circular orbit. The planet was named Gokturk by Turkish astronomers in December 2019. Its equilibrium temperature is 1,315 ± 35 K [4] and its orbit is well aligned with the equatorial plane of the star, with the misalignment being 5.47+4.61−4.21°.

The search for transit time variation did not result in the detection of additional planets in the system as in 2021.

A transmission spectrum taken in 2020 has revealed the presence of hydrogen, sodium and potassium, although the sodium and potassium lines can be attributed to the gas giant’s volcanically active moons, not the planet itself. The atmosphere has no strong winds or relatively low clouds, indicating that it is not significantly enriched by heavy elements. No signs of the planetary atmosphere escaping into space were detected.


Observations of WASP-52b

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