Planet Fomalhaut b

Name Fomalhaut b
Discovered in 2008
M × sin i 3.0 ( -3.0 +0.0 ) MJ
Semi-major axis 115.0 AU
Orbital period 320000.0 day
Eccentricity 0.11 ( -0.0 +0.0 )
ω
Tperi
Radius
Inclination
Update April 5, 2012
Detection method detected by imaging
Molecules detected
Primary transit
Secondary transit
Anomaly angle
Time Vr=0
Calculated temperature
Measured temperature
Hottest point longitute
Surface gravity log(g/gH)
Alternate Names

Remarks

25 Oct 2012: According to Currie et al. 2012, the images of the Fomalhaut system are still compatible with a 2 MJup mass dust-enshrouded planet.
22 Sep 2011: Doubts have been raised by Ray Jayawardhana at the Extreme Solar Systems II Conference. New HST observations are planned in 2012.
See Nature News (E. Hand).
23 Jun. O5: The value a = 40 AU is approximative (Stapelfeldt et al 2004)

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Circumstellar ring imageQ (P. Kalas)

Star

Name Fomalhaut
Distance 7.704 (± 0.028) pc
Spectral type A3 V
Apparent magnitude V 1.16
Mass 1.92 (± 0.02) MSun
Age 0.44 (± 0.04) Gyr
Effective temperature 8590.0 (± 73.0) K
Radius 1.842 (± 0.019) RSun
Metallicity [Fe/H]
RA2000 22:57:39.0
Dec2000 -29:37:20
Alternate Names
Planetary system 1 planet

Remarks

Alias HD 216956

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The star has a companion Fomalhaut B (=TW PsA): See http://cdsannotations.u-strasbg.fr/annotations/simbadObject/1235748 (Mamajek 2011)

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Related publications

Fomalhaut b as a Cloud of Dust: Testing Aspects of Planet Formation Theory
2014 KENYON S., CURRIE Th. & BROMLEY B.
ApJ, accepted
arxiv   paper   paper  

Feasibility of transit photometry of nearby debris discs
2014 ZEEGERS S., KENWORTHY M. & KALAS P.
MNRAS, 439, 488
paper   arxiv  

An independent determination of Fomalhaut b's orbit and the dynamical effects on the outer dust belt
2014 BEUST H., AUGEREAU J.-Ch., BONSOR A., GRAHAM J., KALAS P. & 5 additional authors
Astron. & Astrophys., 561, A43
paper  arxiv  

Consequences of an Eccentric Orbit for Fomalhaut b
2013 TAMAYO D.
MNRAS, accepted
arxiv  

Discovery of the Fomalhaut C debris disc
2013 KENNEDY G., WYATT M., KALAS P., DUCHENE G., SIBTHORPE B. et al.
MNRAS, in press
paper  arxiv  

Optimized Principal Component Analysis on Coronagraphic Images of the Fomalhaut System
2013 MESHKAT T., KENWORTHY M., QUANZS. & AMARAA.
ApJ, 780, 17
paper  

Imaged sub-stellar companions: not as eccentric as they appear? The effect of an unseen inner mass on derived orbits
2013 PEARCE T., WYATT M. & KENNEDY G.
MNRAS, in press
paper  arxiv  

A Deep Keck/NIRC2 Search for Thermal Emission from Planetary Companions Orbiting Fomalhaut
2013 CURRIE T., CLOUTIER R., DEBES J., KENYON S. & KAISLER D.
ApJ Letters, 777, L6
paper  arxiv 

An interferometric study of the Fomalhaut inner debris disk. III. Detailed models of the exozodiacal disk and its origin
2013 LEBRETON J., van LIESHOUT R., AUGEREAU J.-Ch., ABSIL O., MENNESSON B. & 13 additional authors
Astron. & Astrophys., 555, A146
paper   arxiv  

Signpost of Multiple Planets in Debris Disks
2013 SU K. & RIEKE G.
in "Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems"
arxiv  

STIS Coronagraphic Imaging of Fomalhaut: Main Belt Structure and the Orbit of Fomalhaut b
2013 KALAS P., GRAHAM J., FITZGERALD M. & CLAMPIN M.
ApJ, submitted
arxiv  

Direct Imaging of Extra-solar Planets - Homogeneous Comparison of Detected Planets and Candidates
2012 NEUHÄUSER R. & SCHMIDT T.
in "Topics in Adaptive Optics", Chap 3
Full text  arxiv

Coronagraphic observations of Fomalhaut at solar system scales
2012 KENWORTHY M., MESHKAT T., QUANZ S., GIRARD J., MEYER M. & KASPER M.
ApJ, 764, 7
paper   arxiv  

An interferometric study of the Fomalhaut inner debris disk II. Keck Nuller mid-infrared observations
2012 MENNESSON B., ABSIL O., LEBRETON J., AUGERAU J.-Ch., SERABYN E. & 5 additional authors
ApJ, 763, 119
paper  arxiv

Direct Imaging Confirmation and Characterization of a Dust-Enshrouded Candidate Exoplanet Orbiting Fomalhaut
2012 CURRIE Th., DEBES J., RODIGAS T., BURROWS A., ITOH Y. & 4 additional authors
ApJ Letters, 760, L32
paper   arxiv  

On the Age and Binarity of Fomalhaut
2012 MAMAJEK E.
ApJ. Letters, 754, L20
paper   arxiv

Herschel images of Fomalhaut - An extrasolar Kuiper belt at the height of its dynamical activity
2012 ACKE B., MIN M., DOMINIK C., VANDENBUSSCHE B., SIBTHORPE B., WAELKENS C. & 30 additional authors
Astron. & Astrophys., 540, A125
paper   arxiv

Taxonomy of the extrasolar planet
2012 PLAVALOVA E.
Astrobiology, 12, 361
paper   arxiv

Constraining the Planetary System of Fomalhaut Using High-Resolution ALMA Observations
2012 BOLEY A., PAYNE M., CORDER S., DENT W., FORD E. & SHABRAM M.
ApJ. Letters, 750, L21
paper   arxiv

Herschel images of Fomalhaut. An extrasolar Kuiper belt at the height of its dynamical activity
2012 ACKE B., MIN M., DOMINIK C., VANDENBUSSCHE B., SIBTHORPE B. & et al.
Astron. & Astrophys.

Infrared Non-detection of Fomalhaut b -- Implications for the Planet Interpretation
2012 JANSON M., CARSON J., LAFRENIERE D., SPIEGEL D., BENT J. & WONG P.
ApJ., 747, 116
paper   arxiv

Fomalhaut debris disk emission at 7 millimeters: constraints on the collisional models of planetesimals
2012 RICCI L., TESTI L., MADDISON S. & WILNER D.
Astron. & Astrophys., 539, L6
paper   arxiv

Capture of Irregular Satellites via Binary Planetesimal Exchange Reactions in Migrating Planetary Systems
2011 QUILLEN A., HASAN I. & MOORE A.
MNRAS, 425, 2507
paper   arxiv

The Exoplanet Handbook
2011 Michael Perryman
Content
Content and Chapter 5

Searching for faint companions with VLTI/PIONIER. I. Method and first results
2011 ABSIL O., LE BOUQUIN J.-B., BERGER J.-Ph., LAGRANGE A.-M., CHAUVIN G. & 8 additional authors
Astron. & Astrophys., 535, A68
paper   arxiv

Defining and cataloging exoplanets: The exoplanet.eu database
2011 SCHNEIDER J., DEDIEU C., LE SIDANER P., SAVALLE R. & ZOLOTUKHIN I.
Astron. & Astrophys., 532, A79
paper   arxiv

Collisional Evolution of Irregular Satellite Swarms: Detectable Dust around Solar System and Extrasolar Planets
2011 KENNEDY G. & WYATT M.
MNRAS, 412, 2137
paper   arxiv

The Ages of Stars Hosting Substellar Companions
2010 MAMAJEK E.
abstract

Recovery of Fomalhaut b with HST/STIS
2010 KALAS P., GRAHAM J., FITZGERALD M. & CLAMPIN M.
BAAS, 43, no 1, 302.02
abstract

Formation and evolution of planetary systems: the impact of high angular resolution optical techniques
2010 ABSIL O. & MAWET D.
Astron. & Astrophys. Rev., 18, 317
paper   astro-ph

The Hill stability of the possible moons of extrasolar planets
2010 DONNISON J.
MNRAS, 406, 1918
paper

Giant Planet Formation
2010 D'ANGELO G., DURISEN R. & LISSAUER J.
paper

Are debris disks self-stirred?
2010 KENNEDY G. & WYATT M.
MNRAS
preprint

The lunar phases of dust grains orbiting Fomalhaut
2010 MIN M., KAMA M., DOMINIK C. & WATERS L.
Astron. & Astrophys., 509, L6
paper

How eccentric orbital solutions can hide planetary systems in 2:1 resonant orbits
2010 ANGLADA-ESCUDE G., LOPEZ-MORALES M. & CHAMBERS J.
ApJ., 709, 168
paper

Homogeneous comparison of planet candidates imaged directly until 2008
2009 SCHMIDT T., NEUHÄUSER R. & SEIFAHRT A.
arxiv   paper

Spitzer/Infrared Array Camera Limits to Planetary Companions of Fomalhaut and epsilon Eridani
2009 MARENGO M., STAPELFELDT K., WERNER M., HORA J., FAZIO G., SCHUSTER M., CARSON J. & MEGEATH S.
ApJ., 700, 1647
paper

Optical to Submillimeter Imaging of the Fomalhaut and HR 8799 Planetary Systems.
2009 KALAS P., FITZGERALD M., PAPADOPOULOS P., GRAHAM J., MANESS H., MATTHEWS B., CLAMPIN M., CHIANG E. & BASU K.
BAAS, 42, no 1, 377.07
abstract

High-Contrast Observations in Optical and Infrared Astronomy
2009 OPPENHEIMER B. & HINKLEY S.
Ann. Rev. Astron. & Astrophys., 47, 253
paper

Long range outward migration of giant planets, with application to Fomalhaut b
2009 CRIDA A., MASSET F. & MORBIDELLI A.
ApJ. Letters, 705, L148
paper

Direct imaging of extrasolar planets: overview of ground and space programs
2009 BOCCALETTI A.
abstract   arxiv

An interferometric study of the Fomalhaut inner debris disk. I. Near-infrared detection of hot dust with VLTI/VINCI
2009 ABSIL O., MENNESSON B., LE BOUQIUN J.-B., DI FOLCO E., KERVELLA P. & AUGEREAU J.-Ch.
ApJ., 704, 150
paper

Did Fomalhaut, HR 8799, and HL Tauri Form Planets via the Gravitational Instability? Placing Limits on the Required Disk Masses
2009 NERO D. & BJORKMAN E.
ApJ. Letters, 702, L158
paper

The spin-orbit alignment of the Fomalhaut planetary system probed by optical long baseline interferometry
2009 Le BOUQUIN J.-B., ABSIL O., BENISTY M; MASSI M., MERAND A. & STELL S.
Astron. & Astrophys., 498, L41
paper

Fomalhaut's Debris Disk and Planet: Constraining the Mass of Fomalhaut b From Disk Morphology
2009 CHIANG E., KITE E., KALAS P., GRAHAM J. & CLAMPIN M.
ApJ., 693, 734
paper

Optical Images of an Exosolar Planet 25 Light-Years from Earth
2008 KALAS P., GRAHAM J., CHIANG E., FITZGERALD M., CLAMPIN M., KITE E., STAPELFELDT K., MAROIS Ch. & KRIST J.
Science, 322, 1345
paper   astro-ph

Evolution of Debris Disks
2008 WYATT M.
Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys., 46, 339
paper

MMT/AO 5 micron Imaging Constraints on the Existence of Giant Planets Orbiting Fomalhaut at ~13-40 AU
2008 KENWORTHY M., MAMAJEK E., HINZ Ph., MEYER M., HEINZE A., MILLER D., SIVANANDAM S. & FREED M.
ApJ., 697, 1928
paper

Seeing is Believing
2008 MARLEY M.
Science, 322, 1335
paper   Science

Fomalhaut b: Direct Detection of a less than 3 Jupiter-mass Object Orbiting Fomalhaut
2008 KALAS P., FITZGERALD M., CLAMPIN M., GRAHAM J., CHIANG E., KITE E.STAPELFELDT K. & KRIST J.
BAAS, 41, no 1, 51.02
abstract

Analysis of the Photometry of Fomalhaut b
2008 GRAHAM J., KALAS P., CHIANG E., FITZGERALD M., CLAMPIN M., KITE E., KRIST J. & STAPELFELDT K.
BAAS, 41, no 1, 351.03
abstract

Extrasolar Giant Planets and X-ray Activity
2008 KASHYAP V., DRAKE J. & SAAR S.
ApJ., 687, 1339
paper   arxiv

Abundance Stratification of Exoplanet Host Stars
2008 SAFFE C., LEVATO H., LOPEZ-GARCIA Z., JOFRE E., PETRUCCI R. & GONZALEZ E.
Astron. & Astrophys.
preprint

Predicting low-frequency radio fluxes of known extrasolar planets
2007 GRIEßMEIER J.-M., ZARKA P. & SPREEUW H.
Astron. & Astrophys., 475, 359
paper

Extrasolar planet taxonomy: a new statistical approach
2007 MARCHI S.
ApJ., 666, 475
arxiv   paper

Formation of Earth-like Planets During and After Giant Planet Migration
2007 MANDELL A., RAYMOND S. & SIGURDSSON S.
ApJ., 660, 823
paper

Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets
2006 BUTLER P., WRIGHT J., MARCY G., FISCHER D., VOGT S., TINNEY Ch., JONES H., CARTER B., JOHNSON J., McCARTHY Ch. & PENNY A.
ApJ., 646, 505
paper

Kinematics of planet-host stars and their relation to dynamical streams in the solar neighbourhood
2006 ECUVILLON A., ISRAELIAN G., PONT F., SANTOS N. & MAYOR M.
Astron. & Astrophys., 461, 171
paper

Habitability of known exoplanetary systems based on measured stellar properties
2006 JONES B., SLEEP P. & UNDERWOOD D.
ApJ., 649, 1010
paper

Numerical Modelling of Dusty Debris Disks.
2005 DELLER A. & MADDISON S.
ApJ., 625, 390

A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt.
2005 KALAS P., GRAHAM J. & CLAMPIN M.
Nature, 405, 1067
paper

The Geneva-Copenhagen survey of the Solar neighbourhood. Ages, metallicities, and kinematic properties of ~14000 F and G dwarfs.
2004 NORDSTROM B., MAYOR M., ANDERSEN J., HOLMBERG J., PONT F., JORGENSEN B., OLSEN E., UDRY S. & MOWLAVI N.
Astron. & Astrophys., 419, 989
paper

First Look at the Fomalhaut Debris Disk with the Spitzer Space Telescope.
2004 STAPELFELDT K., HOLMES E., CHEN C., RIEKE G., SU K., HINES D., WERNER M., BEICHMAN C., JURA M., PADGETT D., STANSBERRY J., BENDO G., CADIEN J., MARENGO M., THOMPSON T., VELUSAMY T., BACKUS C., BLAYLOCK M., EGAMI E., ENGELBRECHT C., FRAYER D., GORDON K., KEENE J., LATTER W., MEGEATH T., MISSELT K., MORRISON J., MUZEROLLE J., NORIEGA-CRESPO A., Van CLEVE J. & YOUNG E.
ApJ. Suppl., 154, 458
paper