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dc.contributor.authorNava, Chantanelle
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Morales, Mercedes
dc.contributor.authorMortier, Annelies
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Li
dc.contributor.authorGiles, Helen A. C.
dc.contributor.authorBieryla, Allyson
dc.contributor.authorVanderburg, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBuchhave, Lars A.
dc.contributor.authorPoretti, Ennio
dc.contributor.authorSaar, Steven H.
dc.contributor.authorDumusque, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorLatham, David W.
dc.contributor.authorCharbonneau, David
dc.contributor.authorDamasso, Mario
dc.contributor.authorBonomo, Aldo S.
dc.contributor.authorLovis, Christophe
dc.contributor.authorCollier Cameron, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorEastman, Jason D.
dc.contributor.authorSozzetti, Alessandro
dc.contributor.authorCosentino, Rosario
dc.contributor.authorPedani, Marco
dc.contributor.authorPepe, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorMolinari, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorSasselov, Dimitar
dc.contributor.authorMayor, Michel
dc.contributor.authorStalport, Manu
dc.contributor.authorMalavolta, Luca
dc.contributor.authorRice, Ken
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.authorMartinez Fiorenzano, A. F.
dc.contributor.authorDi Fabrizio, Luca
dc.identifier.citationNava , C , López-Morales , M , Mortier , A , Zeng , L , Giles , H A C , Bieryla , A , Vanderburg , A , Buchhave , L A , Poretti , E , Saar , S H , Dumusque , X , Latham , D W , Charbonneau , D , Damasso , M , Bonomo , A S , Lovis , C , Collier Cameron , A , Eastman , J D , Sozzetti , A , Cosentino , R , Pedani , M , Pepe , F , Molinari , E , Sasselov , D , Mayor , M , Stalport , M , Malavolta , L , Rice , K , Watson , C A , Martinez Fiorenzano , A F & Di Fabrizio , L 2022 , ' K2-79b and K2-222b : mass measurements of two small exoplanets with periods beyond 10 days that overlap with periodic magnetic activity signals ' , Astronomical Journal , vol. 163 , no. 2 , 41 .
dc.identifier.otherJisc: 7075dc240dd548b0815ba35e219d3ef6
dc.identifier.otherpublisher-id: ajac3141
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dc.identifier.otherother: aas33963
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8863-7828/work/106397232
dc.descriptionFunding: The HARPS-N project was funded by the Prodex Program of the Swiss Space Office (SSO), the Harvard University Origin of Life Initiative (HUOLI), the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), the University of Geneva, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the Italian National Astrophysical Institute (INAF), University of St. Andrews, Queen's University Belfast, and University of Edinburgh. This work has been supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant No. NNX17AB59G, issued through the Exoplanets Research Program. Parts of this work have been supported by the Brinson Foundation. A.Mo. acknowledges support from the senior Kavli Institute Fellowships. C.A.W. acknowledges support from Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) grant No. ST/P000312/1. S.H.S. acknowledges support by NASA Heliophysics LWS grant No. NNX16AB79G. L.Z. acknowledges support by the Sandia Z. Fundamental Science Program by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration under Awards DE-NA0003904 (to S.B.J.) (principal investigator) with Harvard University.en
dc.description.abstractWe present mass and radius measurements of K2-79b and K2-222b, two transiting exoplanets orbiting active G-type stars observed with HARPS-N and K2. Their respective 10.99 day and 15.39 day orbital periods fall near periods of signals induced by stellar magnetic activity. The two signals might therefore interfere and lead to an inaccurate estimate of exoplanet mass. We present a method to mitigate these effects when radial velocity (RV) and activity-indicator observations are available over multiple observing seasons and the orbital period of the exoplanet is known. We perform correlation and periodogram analyses on subsets composed of each target's two observing seasons, in addition to the full data sets. For both targets, these analyses reveal an optimal season with little to no interference at the orbital period of the known exoplanet. We make a confident mass detection of each exoplanet by confirming agreement between fits to the full RV set and the optimal season. For K2-79b, we measure a mass of 11.8 ± 3.6 M⊕ and a radius of 4.09 ± 0.17 R⊕. For K2-222b, we measure a mass of 8.0 ± 1.8 M⊕ and a radius of 2.35 ± 0.08 R⊕. According to model predictions, K2-79b is a highly irradiated Uranus analog and K2-222b hosts significant amounts of water ice. We also present a RV solution for a candidate second companion orbiting K2-222 at 147.5 days.
dc.relation.ispartofAstronomical Journalen
dc.subjectExoplanet astronomyen
dc.subjectStellar activityen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleK2-79b and K2-222b : mass measurements of two small exoplanets with periods beyond 10 days that overlap with periodic magnetic activity signalsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScience & Technology Facilities Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Scienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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