1.7 M_J planet around "The giant star"

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1.7 M_J planet around "The giant star"

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 23rd January 2011, 9:15 pm

Korean-Japanese Planet Search Program: Substellar Companions around Intermediate-Mass Giants

A Korean-Japanese planet search program has been carried out using the 1.8m telescope at Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory (BOAO) in Korea, and the 1.88m telescope at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory (OAO) in Japan to search for planets around intermediate-mass giant stars. The program aims to show the properties of planetary systems around such stars by precise Doppler survey of about 190 G or K type giants together with collaborative surveys of the East-Asian Planet Search Network. So far, we detected two substellar companions around massive intermediate-mass giants in the Korean-Japanese planet search program. One is a brown dwarf-mass companion with 37.6 $M_{\mathrm{J}}$ orbiting a giant HD 119445 with 3.9 $M_{\odot}$, which is the most massive brown dwarf companion among those found around intermediate-mass giants. The other is a planetary companion with 1.8 $M_{\mathrm{J}}$ orbiting a giant star with 2.4 $M_{\odot}$, which is the lowest-mass planetary companion among those detected around giant stars with $>$ 1.9 $M_{\odot}$. Plotting these systems on companion mass vs. stellar mass diagram, there seem to exist two unpopulated regions of substellar companions around giants with 1.5--3 $M_{\odot}$ and planetary companions orbiting giants with 2.4--4 $M_{\odot}$. The existence of these possible unpopulated regions supports a current characteristic view that more massive substellar companions tend to exist around more massive stars.

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Post by Edasich on 24th January 2011, 5:05 am

Ahnnn, I dislike anonymous candidates *lol*
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