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2012ApJ...745L..23Q - Astrophys. J., 745, L23 (2012/February-1)

Circumbinary planets orbiting the rapidly pulsating subdwarf b-type binary NY Vir.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report here the tentative discovery of a Jovian planet in orbit around the rapidly pulsating subdwarf B-type (sdB-type) eclipsing binary NY Vir. By using newly determined eclipse times together with those collected from the literature, we detect that the observed-calculated (O - C) curve of NY Vir shows a small-amplitude cyclic variation with a period of 7.9 yr and a semiamplitude of 6.1 s, while it undergoes a downward parabolic change (revealing a period decrease at a rate of {dot}P=-9.2 x10–12). The periodic variation was analyzed for the light-travel-time effect via the presence of a third body. The mass of the tertiary companion was determined to be M3 sin i' = 2.3(± 0.3)MJupiter when a total mass of 0.60 Mfor NY Vir is adopted. This suggests that it is most probably a giant circumbinary planet orbiting NY Vir at a distance of about 3.3 astronomical units (AU). Since the rate of period decrease cannot be explained by true angular momentum loss caused by gravitational radiation or/and magnetic braking, the observed downward parabolic change in the O - C diagram may be only a part of a long-period (longer than 15 years) cyclic variation, which may reveal the presence of another Jovian planet (∼2.5 MJupiter) in the system.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: close - binaries: eclipsing - planetary systems - stars: individual: NY Vir - subdwarfs

CDS comments: SDSS J083053.53+000843.4 is a misprint for SDSS J082053.53+000843.4.

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