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2005A&A...438L..25C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 438, L25-28 (2005/8-1)

Giant planet companion to 2MASSW J1207334-393254.

CHAUVIN G., LAGRANGE A.-M., DUMAS C., ZUCKERMAN B., MOUILLET D., SONG I., BEUZIT J.-L. and LOWRANCE P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report new VLT/NACO imaging observations of the young, nearby brown dwarf 2MASSW J1207334-393254 and its suggested planetary mass companion (2M1207b). Three epochs of VLT/NACO measurements obtained over nearly one year show that the planetary mass companion candidate shares the same proper motion and, with a high confidence level, is not a stationary background object. This result confirms the status of 2M1207b as of planetary mass (5 times the mass of Jupiter) and the first image of a planetary mass companion in a different system than our own. This discovery offers new perspectives for our understanding of chemical and physical properties of planetary mass objects as well as their mechanisms of formation.

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