Volume 406, Number 1, July IV 2003
|Page(s)||373 - 381|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
The CORALIE survey for southern extra-solar planets*
XI. The return of the giant planet orbiting HD 192263
Observatoire de Genève, 51 ch. des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
2 Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa, Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, Portugal
Corresponding author: N. C. Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 15 May 2003
The presence of a planet around the K dwarf HD 192263 was recently called into question by the detection of a periodic photometric signal with the same period as the one observed in radial velocity. In this paper, we investigate this possibility, using a combination of radial-velocity, photometry, and bisector measurements obtained simultaneously. The results show that while the observed radial-velocity variation is always very stable in phase, period, and amplitude, the photometric signal changes with time. The combined information strongly suggests that the observed radial-velocity variation is being produced by the presence of a planet, as firstly proposed. The photometric variations are either not connected to the planetary companion, or can eventually be induced by the interaction between the planet and the star. Finally, the radial-velocity data further show the presence of a long term trend, whose origin, still not clear, might be related to the presence of another companion to the system.
Key words: planetary systems / stars: individual: HD 192263
© ESO, 2003
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