Journal Article

Tight constraints on the existence of additional planets around HD 189733*

M. Hrudková, I. Skillen, C. R. Benn, N. P. Gibson, D. Pollacco, D. Nesvorný, T. Augusteijn, S. M. Tulloch and Y. C. Joshi

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 403, issue 4, pages 2111-2119
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online April 2010 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Tight constraints on the existence of additional planets around HD 189733*

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We report a transit timing study of the transiting exoplanetary system HD 189733. In total, we observed 10 transits in 2006 and 2008 with the 2.6-m Nordic Optical Telescope, and two transits in 2007 with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope. We used Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations to derive the system parameters and their uncertainties, and our results are in a good agreement with previously published values. We performed two independent analyses of transit timing residuals to place upper mass limits on putative perturbing planets. The results show no evidence for the presence of planets down to 1 Earth mass near the 1:2 and 2:1 resonance orbits, and planets down to 2.2 Earth masses near the 3:5 and 5:3 resonance orbits with HD 189733b. These are the strongest limits to date on the presence of other planets in this system.

Keywords: techniques: photometric; stars: individual: HD 189733; planetary systems

Journal Article.  6086 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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