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2013A&A...553L...5D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 553, L5-5 (2013/5-1)

Direct-imaging discovery of a 12-14 Jupiter-mass object orbiting a young binary system of very low-mass stars.

DELORME P., GAGNE J., GIRARD J.H., LAGRANGE A.M., CHAUVIN G., NAUD M.-E., LAFRENIERE D., DOYON R., RIEDEL A., BONNEFOY M. and MALO L.

Abstract (from CDS):

Though only a handful of extrasolar planets have been discovered via direct-imaging, each of these discoveries had a tremendous impact on our understanding of planetary formation, stellar formation, and cool atmosphere physics. Since many of these newly imaged giant planets orbit massive A or even B stars, we investigate whether giant planets could be found orbiting low-mass stars at large separations. We have been conducting an adaptive optic imaging survey to search for planetary-mass companions of young M dwarfs in the solar neigbourhood, in order to probe different initial conditions of planetary formation. We report here the direct-imaging discovery of 2MASS J01033563-5515561(AB)b, a 12-14 MJup companion at a projected separation of 84 AU from a pair of young late-M stars, with which it shares proper motion. We also detected a Keplerian-compatible orbital motion. This young L-type object at the planet/brown dwarf mass boundary is the first ever imaged around a binary system at a separation compatible with formation in a disc.

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Journal keyword(s): planetary systems - stars: low-mass - methods: observational - instrumentation: adaptive optics

Simbad objects: 23

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