Additional Keplerian Signals in the HARPS data for Gliese 667C from a Bayesian Reanalysis
Abstract
A reanalysis of Gliese 667C HARPS precision radial velocity data was carried out with a Bayesian multiplanet Kepler periodogram (from 0 to 7 planets) based on a fusion Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm. The most probable number of signals detected is 6 with a Bayesian false alarm probability of 0.012. The residuals are shown to be consistent with white noise. The 6 signals detected include two previously reported with periods of 7.198 (b) and 28.14 (c) days, plus additional periods of 30.82 (d), 38.82 (e), 53.22, and 91.3 (f) days. The 53 day signal is probably the second harmonic of the stellar rotation period and is likely the result of surface activity. The existence of the additonal Keplerian signals suggest the possibilty of further planets, two of which (d and e) could join Gl 667Cc in the central region of the habitable zone. Nbody simulations are required to determine which of these signals are consistent with a stable planetary system. $M \sin i$ values corresponding to signals b, c, d, e, and f are $\sim$ 5.4, 4.8, 3.1, 2.4, and 5.4 M$_{\earth}$, respectively.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 December 2012
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.1212.4058
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1212.4058
 Bibcode:
 2012arXiv1212.4058G
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics  Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
 Astrophysics  Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
 EPrint:
 16 pages, 22 figures. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1101.0800, arXiv:1003.5549