Characterization Of The HD 17156 Planetary System

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Barbieri, M.
Alonso, R.
Desidera, S.
Sozzetti, A.
Fiorenzano, A. F. M.
Almenara, J. M.
Cecconi, M.
Claudi, R. U.
Charbonneau, D.
Endl, M.

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Aims. We present data to improve the known parameters of the HD 17156 system (peculiar due to the eccentricity and long orbital period of its transiting planet) and constrain the presence of stellar companions. Methods. Photometric data were acquired for 4 transits, and high precision radial velocity measurements were simultaneously acquired with the SARG spectrograph at TNG for one transit. The template spectra of HD 17156 was used to derive effective temperature, gravity, and metallicity. A fit of the photometric and spectroscopic data was performed to measure the stellar and planetary radii, and the spin-orbit alignment. Planet orbital elements and ephemeris were derived from the fit. Near infrared adaptive optic images were acquired with the AdOpt module of TNG. Results. We found that the star has a radius of R(S) = 1.44 +/- 0.03 R(circle dot) and the planet R(P) = 1.02 +/- 0.08 R(J). The transit ephemeris is T(c) = 2 454 756.73134 +/- 0.00020 + N . 21.21663 +/- 0.00045 BJD. Analysis of the Rossiter-Mclaughlin effect shows that the system is spin orbit aligned with an angle beta = 4.8 degrees +/- 5.3 degrees. The analysis of high resolution images did not reveal any stellar companion with a projected separation between of 150 and 1 000 AU from HD 17156.



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Barbieri, M., R. Alonso, S. Desidera, A. Sozzetti, AF Martinez Fiorenzano, J. M. Almenara, M. Cecconi et al. >Characterization of the HD 17156 planetary system.> Astronomy & Astrophysics 503, No. 2 (Aug., 2009): pp. 601-612.