Magnetic activity and radial velocity filtering of young Suns: The weak-line T Tauri stars Par 1379 and Par 2244

C. A. Hill, Andrès Carmona, J. -F. Donati, G. A. J. Hussain, S. G. Gregory, S. H. P. Alencar, J. Bouvier

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Abstract

We report the results of our spectropolarimetric monitoring of the weak-line T-Tauri stars (wTTSs) Par 1379 and Par 2244, within the MaTYSSE (Magnetic Topologies of Young Stars and the Survival of close-in giant Exoplanets) programme. Both stars are of a similar mass (1.6 and 1.8 M$_{\odot}$) and age (1.8 and 1.1 Myr), with Par 1379 hosting an evolved low-mass dusty circumstellar disc, and with Par 2244 showing evidence of a young debris disc. We detect profile distortions and Zeeman signatures in the unpolarized and circularly polarized lines for each star, and have modelled their rotational modulation using tomographic imaging, yielding brightness and magnetic maps. We find that Par 1379 harbours a weak (250 G), mostly poloidal field tilted $65^{\circ}$ from the rotation axis. In contrast, Par 2244 hosts a stronger field (860 G) split 3:2 between poloidal and toroidal components, with most of the energy in higher order modes, and with the poloidal component tilted $45^{\circ}$ from the rotation axis. Compared to the lower mass wTTSs, V819 Tau and V830 Tau, Par 2244 has a similar field strength, but is much more complex, whereas the much less complex field of Par 1379 is also much weaker than any other mapped wTTS. We find moderate surface differential rotation of $1.4\times$ and $1.8\times$ smaller than Solar, for Par 1379 and Par 2244, respectively. Using our tomographic maps to predict the activity related radial velocity (RV) jitter, and filter it from the RV curves, we find RV residuals with dispersions of 0.017 kms$^{-1}$ and 0.086 kms$^{-1}$ for Par 1379 and Par 2244, respectively. We find no evidence for close-in giant planets around either star, with $3\sigma$ upper limits of 0.56 and 3.54 M$_{\text{jup}}$ (at an orbital distance of 0.1 au).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1716–1735
Number of pages20
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume472
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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