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2015AJ....149..144R - Astron. J., 149, 144 (2015/April-0)

Know the star, know the planet. III. A stellar companion to the host star of the eccentric exoplanet HD 8673b.

ROBERTS L.C.Jr, MASON B.D., NEYMAN C.R., WU Y., RIDDLE R.L., SHELTON J.C., ANGIONE J., BARANEC C., BOUCHEZ A., BUI K., BURRUSS R., BURSE M., CHORDIA P., CRONER E., DAS H., DEKANY R.G., GUIWITS S., HALE D., HENNING J., KULKARNI S., LAW N., McKENNA D., MILBURN J., PALMER D., PUNNADI S., RAMAPRAKASH A.N., ROBERTS J.E., TENDULKAR S.P., TRINH T., TROY M., TRUONG T. and ZOLKOWER J.

Abstract (from CDS):

HD 8673 hosts a massive exoplanet in a highly eccentric orbit (e = 0.723). Based on two epochs of speckle interferometry a previous publication identified a candidate stellar companion. We observed HD 8673 multiple times with the 10 m Keck II telescope, the 5 m Hale telescope, the 3.63 m Advanced Electro-Optical System telescope, and the 1.5 m Palomar telescope in a variety of filters with the aim of confirming and characterizing the stellar companion. We did not detect the candidate companion, which we now conclude was a false detection, but we did detect a fainter companion. We collected astrometry and photometry of the companion on six epochs in a variety of filters. The measured differential photometry enabled us to determine that the companion is an early M dwarf with a mass estimate of 0.33-0.45 M M. The companion has a projected separation of 10 AU, which is one of the smallest projected separations of an exoplanet host binary system. Based on the limited astrometry collected, we are able to constrain the orbit of the stellar companion to a semimajor axis of 35-60 AU, an eccentricity ≤ 0.5, and an inclination of 75°-85°. The stellar companion has likely strongly influenced the orbit of the exoplanet and quite possibly explains its high eccentricity.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: visual - instrumentation: adaptive optics - stars: individual: HD 8673 - stars: late-type

Simbad objects: 4

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