The Pan-Pacific Planet Search. II. Confirmation Of A Two-Planet System Around Hd 121056
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Precise radial velocities from the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) confirm the presence of a rare short-period planet around the K0 giant HD 121056. An independent two-planet solution using the AAT data shows that the inner planet has P = 89.1 +/- 0.1 days, and m sin i = 1.35 +/- 0.17 M-Jup. These data also confirm the planetary nature of the outer companion, with m sin i = 3.9 +/- 0.6 M-Jup and a = 2.96 +/- 0.16 AU. HD 121056 is the most-evolved star to host a confirmed multiple-planet system, and is a valuable example of a giant star hosting both a short-period and a long-period planet.