HD 17156 b characterization, & no stellar companions 150-1000 AU.

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HD 17156 b characterization, & no stellar companions 150-1000 AU.

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 3rd December 2008, 9:34 pm

Characterization of the HD 17156 planetary system

Abstract wrote:AIMS : To improve the parameters of the HD 17156 system (peculiar due to the eccentric and long orbital period of its transiting planet) and constrain the presence of stellar companions.
METHODS : Photometric data were acquired for 4 transits, and high precision radial velocity measurements were simultaneously acquired with SARG@TNG for one transit. The template spectra of HD 17156 was used to derive effective temperature, gravity, and metallicity. A fit of the photometric and spectroscopic data was performed to measure the stellar and planetary radii, and the spin-orbit alignment. Planet orbital elements and ephemeris were derived from the fit. Near infrared adaptive optic images was acquired with ADOPT@TNG.
RESULTS: We have found that the star has a radius of R_S = 1.43+/-0.03 R_sun and the planet R_P =1.02+/-0.08 R_jup. The transit ephemeris is T_c = 2454\756.73134+/-0.00020+N*21.21663+/-0.00045 BJD. The analysis of the Rossiter-Mclaughlin effect shows that the system is spin orbit aligned with an angle lambda = 4.8 +/- 5.3 deg. The analysis of high resolution images has not revealed any stellar companion with projected separation between 150 and 1000 AU from HD 17156.

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