A probable planetary companion to HD 39091 from the Anglo-Australian Planet Search

H.R.A. Jones, R.P. Butler, C.G. Tinney, G.W. Marcy, A.J. Penny, C. McCarthy, D. Pourbaix

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Abstract

We report the detection of a extrasolar planet candidate orbiting the G1 V star HD 39091. The orbital period is 2083 d and the eccentricity is 0.62. With a minimum (M sin i) mass of 10.3 MJUP this object falls near the high mass end of the observed planet mass function, and may plausibly be a brown dwarf. Other characteristics of this system, including orbital eccentricity and metallicity, are typical of the well populated class of radial velocity planets in eccentric orbits around metal-rich stars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-875
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume333
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

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