Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 590A, 112-112 (2016/6-1)
Kepler-539: A young extrasolar system with two giant planets on wide orbits and in gravitational interaction.
MANCINI L., LILLO-BOX J., SOUTHWORTH J., BORSATO L., GANDOLFI D., CICERI S., BARRADO D., BRAHM R. and HENNING T.
Abstract (from CDS):
We confirm the planetary nature of Kepler-539 b (aka Kepler object of interest K00372.01), a giant transiting exoplanet orbiting a solar-analogue G2 V star. The mass of Kepler-539 b was accurately derived thanks to a series of precise radial velocity measurements obtained with the CAFE spectrograph mounted on the CAHA 2.2-m telescope. A simultaneous fit of the radial-velocity data and Kepler photometry revealed that Kepler-539 b is a dense Jupiter-like planet with a mass of Mp=0.97±0.29MJup and a radius of Rp=0.747±0.018RJup, making a complete circular revolution around its parent star in 125.6-days. The semi-major axis of the orbit is roughly 0.5 au, implying that the planet is at ≃0.45au from the habitable zone. By analysing the mid-transit times of the 12 transit events of Kepler-539 b recorded by the Kepler spacecraft, we found a clear modulated transit time variation (TTV), which is attributable to the presence of a planet c in a wider orbit. The few timings available do not allow us to precisely estimate the properties of Kepler-539 c and our analysis suggests that it has a mass between 1.2 and 3.6MJup, revolving on a very eccentric orbit (0.4<e<=0.6) with a period larger than 1000-days. The high eccentricity of planet c is the probable cause of the TTV modulation of planet b. The analysis of the CAFE spectra revealed a relatively high photospheric lithium content, A(Li)=2.48±0.12dex, which, together with both a gyrochronological and isochronal analysis, suggests that the parent star is relatively young.
© ESO, 2016
planetary systems - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: individual: Kepler-539
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