Extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs around AF-type stars. X. The SOPHIE sample: combining the SOPHIE and HARPS surveys to compute the close giant planet mass-period distribution around AF-type stars
Context. The impact of stellar mass on the properties of giant planets is still not fully understood. Main-sequence (MS) stars more massive than the Sun remain relatively unexplored in radial velocity (RV) surveys, due to their characteristics which hinder classical RV measurements.
Aims: Our aim is to characterize the close (up to ~2 au) giant planet (GP) and brown dwarf (BD) population around AF MS stars and compare this population to stars with different masses.
Methods: We used the SOPHIE spectrograph located on the 1.93 m telescope at Observatoire de Haute-Provence to observe 125 northern, MS AF dwarfs. We used our dedicated SAFIR software to compute the RV and other spectroscopic observables. We characterized the detected substellar companions and computed the GP and BD occurrence rates combining the present SOPHIE survey and a similar HARPS survey.
Results: We present new data on two known planetary systems around the F5-6V dwarfs HD 16232 and HD 113337. For the latter, we report an additional RV variation that might be induced by a second GP on a wider orbit. We also report the detection of 15 binaries or massive substellar companions with high-amplitude RV variations or long-term RV trends. Based on 225 targets observed with SOPHIE and/or HARPS, we constrain the BD frequency within 2-3 au around AF stars to be below 4% (1σ). For Jupiter-mass GPs within 2-3 au (periods ≤103 days), we find the occurrence rate to be 3.7-1+3% around AF stars with masses <1.5 M⊙, and to be ≤6% (1σ) around AF stars with masses >1.5 M⊙. For periods shorter than 10 days, we find the GP occurrence rate to be below 3 and 4.5% (1σ), respectively. Our results are compatible with the GP frequency reported around FGK dwarfs and are compatible with a possible increase in GP orbital periods with stellar mass as predicted by formation models.
Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- January 2019
- techniques: radial velocities;
- stars: early-type;
- planetary systems;
- stars: variables: general;
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- 32 pages, 21 figures. Accepted to Astronomy &