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2020MNRAS.491.1243P - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 491, 1243-1259 (2020/January-1)

Discarding orbital decay in WASP-19b after one decade of transit observations.

PETRUCCI R., JOFRE E., GOMEZ MAQUEO CHEW Y., HINSE T.C., MASEK M., TAN T.-G. and GOMEZ M.

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We present an empirical study of orbital decay for the exoplanet WASP-19b, based on mid-time measurements of 74 complete transits (12 newly obtained by our team and 62 from the literature), covering a 10-yr baseline. A linear ephemeris best represents the mid-transit times as a function of epoch. Thus, we detect no evidence of the shortening of WASP-19b's orbital period and establish an upper limit of its steady changing rate, {dot}P=-2.294 ms yr-1, and a lower limit for the modified tidal quality factor Q^' _* = (1.23 ± 0.231) x 106. Both are in agreement with previous works. This is the first estimation of Q^' _* directly derived from the mid-times of WASP-19b obtained through homogeneously analysed transit measurements. Additionally, we do not detect periodic variations in the transit timings within the measured uncertainties in the mid-times of transit. We are therefore able to discard the existence of planetary companions in the system down to a few M⊕ in the first-order mean-motion resonances 1:2 and 2:1 with WASP-19b, in the most conservative case of circular orbits. Finally, we measure the empirical Q^' _* values of 15 exoplanet host stars, which suggest that stars with Teff <= 5600 K dissipate tidal energy more efficiently than hotter stars. This tentative trend needs to be confirmed with a larger sample of empirically measured Q^' _*.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): techniques: photometric - planets and satellites: individual: WASP-19b - stars: individual: WASP-19 - planetary systems

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