N. C. Santos, S. Udry, F. Bouchy, R. da Silva, B. Loeillet, M. Mayor, C. Moutou, F. Pont, D. Queloz, S. Zucker, D. Naef, F. Pepe, D. Sťgransan, I. Boisse, X. Bonfils, X. Delfosse, M. Desort, T. Forveille, G. Hťbrard, A.-M. Lagrange, C. Lovis, C. Perrier, A. Vidal-Madjar
We present the detection of a 0.47 MJup planet in a 44-day period eccentric trajectory (e = 0.39) orbiting the metal-rich star HD45652.
This planet, the seventh giant planet discovered in the context of the ELODIE metallicity-biased planet search program, is also confirmed using higher precision radial-velocities obtained with the CORALIE and SOPHIE spectrographs. The orbital period of HD45652b places it in the middle of the “gap” in the period distribution of extra-solar planets.
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