Stellar and Planetary Characterization of the Ross 128 Exoplanetary System from APOGEE Spectra
Unterborn, Cayman T.
Smith, Verne V.
García-Hernández, D. A.
Johnson, J. A.
Majewski, Steven R.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Steward Observ
stars: fundamental parameters
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CitationDiogo Souto et al 2018 ApJL 860 L15
JournalASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
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AbstractThe first detailed chemical abundance analysis of the M-dwarf (M4.0) exoplanet-hosting star Ross 128 is presented here, based upon near-infrared (1.5-1.7 mu m), high-resolution (R similar to 22,500) spectra from the SDSS Apache Point Galactic Evolution Experiment survey. We determined precise atmospheric parameters T-eff = 3231 +/- 100 K, log g = 4.96 +/- 0.11 dex and chemical abundances of eight elements (C, O, Mg, Al, K, Ca, Ti, and Fe), finding Ross 128 to have near solar metallicity ([Fe/H] = +0.03 +/- 0.09 dex). The derived results were obtained via spectral synthesis (1D LTE) adopting both MARCS and PHOENIX model atmospheres; stellar parameters and chemical abundances derived from the different adopted models do not show significant offsets. Mass-radius modeling of Ross 128b indicates that it lies below the pure-rock composition curve, suggesting that it contains a mixture of rock and iron, with the relative amounts of each set by the ratio of Fe/Mg. If Ross 128b formed with a subsolar Si abundance, and assuming the planet's composition matches that of the host star, it likely has a larger core size relative to the Earth despite this producing a planet with a Si/Mg abundance ratio similar to 34% greater than the Sun. The derived planetary parameters-insolation flux (S-Earth = 1.79 +/- 0.26) and equilibrium temperature (T-eq = 294. +/-. 10 K)-support previous findings that Ross 128b is a temperate exoplanet in the inner edge of the habitable zone.
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SponsorsNational Aeronautics and Space Administration [16-XRP16\_2-0004]; NSF [AST-1616636]; CONICYT PAI/CONCURSO NACIONAL INSERCION EN LA ACADEMIA, CONVOCATORIA ; Crafoord Foundation; Stiftelsen Olle Engkvist Byggmastare; NASA - Space Telescope Science Institute [HST-HF2-51399.001, NAS5-26555]; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science; Center for High-Performance Computing at the University of Utah; Brazilian Participation Group; Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Chilean Participation Group; French Participation Group; Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias; The Johns Hopkins University; Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)/University of Tokyo; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Leibniz Institut fur Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP); Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (MPIA Heidelberg); Max-Planck-Institut fur Astrophysik (MPA Garching); Max-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE); National Astronomical Observatory of China; New Mexico State University; New York University; University of Notre Dame; Observatorio Nacional/MCTI; Ohio State University; Pennsylvania State University; Shanghai Astronomical Observatory; United Kingdom Participation Group; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; University of Arizona; University of Colorado Boulder; University of Oxford; University of Portsmouth; University of Utah; University of Virginia; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin; Vanderbilt University; Yale University; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) [AYA-2017-88254-P]