Vol 9, No 1 (2009) / Liu

A Planetary Companion Orbiting to the Intermediate-Mass G Giant HD 173416

Yu-Juan Liu, Bun'ei Sato, Gang Zhao, Hiroyasu Ando


The discovery of a planetary companion to the intermediate-mass late-type giant star HD173416 from precise Doppler surveys of G and K giants at Xinglong station and Okayama Astrophysical Observatory (OAO) is presented in this letter. The planet has a minimum mass of 2.7 MJ, an eccentricity of 0.21, a semimajor axis of 1.16 AU and an orbital period of 324 days.


planetary systems —stars: individual: HD173416 —stars: Planetary Systems —techniques: radial velocities

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