On the Classification of Exoplanets according to Safronov Number

Ozturk O., Erdem A.

33rd International Physics Congress of the Turkish-Physical-Society (TPS), Bodrum, Turkey, 6 - 10 September 2017, vol.1935 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1935
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5025961
  • City: Bodrum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


We reexamine the classification of transiting exoplanets proposed by Hansen & Barman (2007) based on equilibrium temperatures and Safronov numbers. We used more sensitive data, namely, photometric and spectroscopic orbital solutions, of 263 well-known planets given in The Exoplanet Data Explorer, while Hansen & Barman (2007) used data on 18 transiting planets. Diagrams of the planet gravity vs. orbital period, planet gravity vs. equilibrium temperature, and Safronov number vs. equilibrium temperature of the 263 transiting planets show that the division of planets into two classes is indistinct.