INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS FISICAS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Null transit detections of 68 radial-velocity exoplanets observed by TESS
NIETO, L. A.; DÍAZ, R. F.; LOVOS, F. V.
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
EDP SCIENCES S A
Lugar: Paris; Año: 2022 vol. 665
In recent years, the number of exoplanets has grown considerably. The most successful techniques in these detections are the radial velocity (RV) and planetary transits techniques, the latter of which has been significantly advanced by the Kepler, K2 and, more recently, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) missions. The detection of exoplanets by means of both transits and RVs is of importance because this allows the characterization of their bulk densities and internal compositions. The TESS survey offers a unique possibility to search for transits of extrasolar planets detected using RVs. In this work, we present the results of our search for transits of RV-detected planets using the photometry of the TESS space mission. We focus on systems with super-Earth- and Neptune-sized planets on orbits with periods of shorter than 30 days. This cut is intended to keep objects with a relatively high transit probability, and is also consistent with the duration of TESS observations on a single sector. Given the summed geometric transit probabilities, the expected number of transiting planets is 3.4 ± 1.8. The sample contains two known transiting planets. We report null results for the remaining 66 out of 68 planets studied, and we exclude in all cases planets larger than 2.4 R⊕ under the assumption of central transits. The remaining two planets orbit HD 136352 and were recently announced.