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Three new massive companions in the planet-brown dwarf boundary detected with SOPHIE

R. F. Díaz, G. Hébrard, F. Bouchy, I. Boisse, X. Bonfils, L. Arnold, X. Delfosse, M. Desort, A. Eggenberger, D. Ehrenreich, T. Forveille, A.-M. Lagrange, C. Lovis, C. Moutou, F. Pepe, C. Perrier, D. Queloz, A. Santerne, N. C. Santos, D. Ségransan, S. Udry, A. Vidal-Madjar

We report the detection of three new massive companions to main-sequence stars based on precise radial velocities obtained with the SOPHIE spectrograph, as part of an ongoing programme to search for extrasolar planets. The minimum masses of the detected companions range from around 16 Mjup to around 60 Mjup, and therefore lie at both sides of the boundary between massive extrasolar planets and brown dwarves.

EPJ Web of Conferences
F. Bouchy, R. Díaz, C. Moutou

EDP Sciences
Volume 11, Page 02006_1
2011 February

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia