2020A&A...641L...1M


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2020A&A...641L...1M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 641, L1-1 (2020/9-1)

Spin-orbit alignment and magnetic activity in the young planetary system AU Mic.

MARTIOLI E., HEBRARD G., MOUTOU C., DONATI J.-F., ARTIGAU E., CALE B., COOK N.J., DALAL S., DELFOSSE X., FORVEILLE T., GAIDOS E., PLAVCHAN P., BERBERIAN J., CARMONA A., CLOUTIER R., DOYON R., FOUQUE P., KLEIN B., LECAVELIER DES ETANGS A., MANSET N., MORIN J., TANNER A., TESKE J. and WANG S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present high-resolution near-infrared spectropolarimetric observations using the SPIRou instrument at Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) during a transit of the recently detected young planet AU Mic b, with supporting spectroscopic data from iSHELL at NASA InfraRed Telescope Facility. We detect Zeeman signatures in the Stokes V profiles and measure a mean longitudinal magnetic field of -Bl=46.3±0.7G. Rotationally modulated magnetic spots likely cause long-term variations of the field with a slope of dBl/dt=-108.7±7.7G/d. We apply the cross-correlation technique to measure line profiles and obtain radial velocities through CCF template matching. We find an empirical linear relationship between radial velocity and Bl, which allows us to estimate the radial-velocity induced by stellar activity through rotational modulation of spots for the five hours of continuous monitoring of AU Mic with SPIRou. We model the corrected radial velocities for the classical Rossiter-McLaughlin effect, using MCMC to sample the posterior distribution of the model parameters. This analysis shows that the orbit of AU Mic b is prograde and aligned with the stellar rotation axis with a sky-projected spin-orbit obliquity of λ=0+16–15°. The aligned orbit of AU Mic b indicates that it formed in the protoplanetary disk that evolved into the current debris disk around AU Mic.

Abstract Copyright: © E. Martioli et al. 2020

Journal keyword(s): planetary systems - stars: individual: AU Mic - stars: activity - stars: magnetic field - techniques: radial velocities

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Number of rows : 8

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 V* GX And Er* 00 18 22.8849667932 +44 01 22.637271919   10.120   7.3   M2V 458 0
2 NAME V830 Tau b Pl 04 33 10.0299730541 +24 33 43.255853678           ~ 23 0
3 * bet Pic b Pl 05 47 17.0876901 -51 03 59.441135           ~ 358 1
4 NAME beta Pic Moving Group MGr 14 30 -42.0           ~ 582 0
5 K2-33b Pl 16 10 14.7378782154 -19 19 09.407200797           ~ 35 0
6 NAME AU Mic b Pl? 20 45 09.5323695486 -31 20 27.241710746           ~ 9 0
7 V* AU Mic BY* 20 45 09.5323695486 -31 20 27.241710746   10.05 8.627 9.078 6.593 M1VeBa1 912 0
8 HD 222259Ab Pl 23 39 39.4809609959 -69 11 44.709342501           ~ 12 0

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