Volume 526, February 2011
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||07 January 2011|
XXIV. Companions to HD 85390, HD 90156, and HD 103197: a Neptune analog and two intermediate-mass planets
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie,
2 Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
3 Observatoire de Genève, Université de Genève, 51 Ch. des Maillettes, 1290 Sauverny, Switzerland
4 Service d’Aéronomie du CNRS/IPSL, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, BP 3, 91371 Verrières-le-Buisson, France
5 Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 98bis Bd Arago, 75014 Paris, France
6 European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19, Chile
7 Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, Traverse du Siphon, 13376 Marseille Cedex 12, France
8 Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal
Received: 21 October 2009
Accepted: 1 October 2010
We report the detection of three new extrasolar planets orbiting the solar type stars HD 85390, HD 90156 and HD 103197 with the HARPS spectrograph mounted on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at La Silla observatory. HD 85390 has a planetary companion with a projected intermediate mass (42.0 M⊕) on a 788-day orbit (a = 1.52 AU) with an eccentricity of 0.41, for which there is no analog in the solar system. A drift in the data indicates the presence of another companion on a long-period orbit, which is however not covered by our measurements. HD 90156 is orbited by a warm Neptune analog with a minimum mass of 17.98 M⊕ (1.05 ), a period of 49.8 days (a = 0.25 AU), and an eccentricity of 0.31. HD 103197 has an intermediate-mass planet on a circular orbit (P = 47.8 d, M sini = 31.2 M⊕). We discuss the formation of planets of intermediate mass (~30–100 M⊕), which should be rare inside a few AU according to core accretion formation models.
Key words: planetary systems / techniques: radial velocities / stars: individual: HD 85390 / stars: individual: HD 90156 / stars: individual: HD 103197 / planetary systems: formation
Based on observations made with the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6 m telescope at La Silla Observatory under the GTO program ID 072.C-0488.
Individual radial velocities are available electronically at CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (18.104.22.168) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/526/A111
© ESO, 2011
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