The N2K consortium. I. A hot saturn planet orbiting HD 88133

Debra A. Fischer, Greg Laughlin, Paul Butler, Geoff Marcy, John Johnson, Greg Henry, Jeff Valenti, Steve Vogt, Mark Ammons, Sarah Robinson, Greg Spear, Jay Strader, Peter Driscoll, Abby Fuller, Teresa Johnson, Elizabeth Manrao, Chris McCarthy, Melesio Muñoz, K. L. Tah, Jason WrightShigeru Ida, Bun'ei Sato, Eri Toyota, Dante Minniti

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The N2K ("next 2000") consortium is carrying out a distributed observing campaign with the Keck, Magellan, and Subaru telescopes, as well as the automatic photometric telescopes of Fairborn Observatory, in order to search for short-period gas giant planets around metal-rich stars. We have established a reservoir of more than 14,000 main-sequence and subgiant stars closer than 110 pc, brighter than V = 10.5, and with 0.4 < B - V < 1.2. Because the fraction of stars with planets is a sensitive function of stellar metallicity, a broadband photometric calibration has been developed to identify a subset of 2000 stars with [Fe/H] > 0.1 dex for this survey. We outline the strategy and report the detection of a planet orbiting the metal-rich G5 IV star HD 88133 with a period of 3.41 days, semivelocity amplitude K = 35.7 m s-1, and Msin i = 0.29MJ. Photometric observations reveal that HD 88133 is constant on the 3.415 day radial velocity period to a limit of 0.0005 mag. Despite a transit probability of 19.5%, our photometry rules out the shallow transits predicted by the large stellar radius.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Feb 10 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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