OGLE-2017-BLG-0406: Spitzer Microlens Parallax Reveals Saturn-mass Planet orbiting M-dwarf Host in the Inner Galactic Disk

Yuki Hirao, David P. Bennett, Yoon-Hyun Ryu, Naoki Koshimoto, Andrzej Udalski, Jennifer C. Yee, Takahiro Sumi, Ian A. Bond, Yossi Shvartzvald, Fumio Abe, Richard K. Barry, Aparna Bhattacharya, Martin Donachie, Akihiko Fukui, Yoshitaka Itow, Iona Kondo, Man Cheung Alex Li, Yutaka Matsubara, Taro Matsuo, Shota MiyazakiYasushi Muraki, Masayuki Nagakane, Clement Ranc, Nicholas J. Rattenbury, Haruno Suematsu, Hiroshi Shibai, Daisuke Suzuki, Paul J. Tristram, Atsunori Yonehara, J. Skowron, R. Poleski, P. Mroz, M. K. Szymanski, I. Soszynski, S. Kozlowski, P. Pietrukowicz, K. Ulaczyk, K. Rybicki, P. Iwanek, Michael D. Albrow, Sun-Ju Chung, Andrew Gould, Cheongho Han, Kyu-Ha Hwang, Youn Kil Jung, In-Gu Shin, Weicheng Zang, Sang-Mok Cha, Hyoun-Woo Kim, Seung-Lee Kim, Chung-Uk Lee, Dong-Joo Lee, Yongseok Lee, Byeong-Gon Park, Richard W. Pogge, Charles A. Beichman, Geoffery Bryden, Sebastiano Calchi Novati, Sean Carey, B. Scott Gaudi, Calen B. Henderson, Wei Zhu, Etienne Bachelet, Greg Bolt, Grant Christie, Markus Hundertmark, Tim Natusch, Dan Maoz, Jennie McCormick, Rachel A. Street, Thiam-Guan Tan, Yiannis Tsapras, U. G. Jorgensen, M. Dominik, V. Bozza, J. Skottfelt, C. Snodgrass, S. Ciceri, R. Figuera Jaimes, N. Peixinho, T. C. Hinse, M. J. Burgdorf, J. Southworth, S. Rahvar, S. Sajadian, M. Rabus, C. von Essen, Y. I. Fujii, J. Campbell-White, S. Lowry, C. Helling, L. Mancini, L. Haikala, Ryo Kandori

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We report the discovery and analysis of the planetary microlensing event OGLE-2017-BLG-0406, which was observed both from the ground and by the ${\it Spitzer}$ satellite in a solar orbit. At high magnification, the anomaly in the light curve was densely observed by ground-based-survey and follow-up groups, and it was found to be explained by a planetary lens with a planet/host mass ratio of $q=7.0 \times 10^{-4}$ from the light-curve modeling. The ground-only and ${\it Spitzer}$-"only" data each provide very strong one-dimensional (1-D) constraints on the 2-D microlens parallax vector $\bf{\pi_{\rm E}}$. When combined, these yield a precise measurement of $\bf{\pi_{\rm E}}$, and so of the masses of the host $M_{\rm host}=0.56\pm0.07\,M_\odot$ and planet $M_{\rm planet} = 0.41 \pm 0.05\,M_{\rm Jup}$. The system lies at a distance $D_{\rm L}=5.2 \pm 0.5 \ {\rm kpc}$ from the Sun toward the Galactic bulge, and the host is more likely to be a disk population star according to the kinematics of the lens. The projected separation of the planet from the host is $a_{\perp} = 3.5 \pm 0.3 \ {\rm au}$, i.e., just over twice the snow line. The Galactic-disk kinematics are established in part from a precise measurement of the source proper motion based on OGLE-IV data. By contrast, the ${\it Gaia}$ proper-motion measurement of the source suffers from a catastrophic $10\,\sigma$ error....
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Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


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    Hirao, Y. (Creator), Bennett, D. P. (Creator), Ryu, Y. (Creator), Koshimoto, N. (Creator), Udalski, A. (Creator), Yee, J. C. (Creator), Sumi, T. (Creator), Bond, I. A. (Creator), Shvartzvald, Y. (Creator), Abe, F. (Creator), Barry, R. K. (Creator), Bhattacharya, A. (Creator), Fukui, A. (Creator), Itow, Y. (Creator), Kondo, I. (Creator), Alex Li, M. C. (Creator), Matsubara, Y. (Creator), Matsuo, T. (Creator), Miyazaki, S. (Creator), Muraki, Y. (Creator), Nagakane, M. (Creator), Ranc, C. (Creator), Rattenbury, N. J. (Creator), Suematsu, H. (Creator), Shibai, H. (Creator), Suzuki, D. (Creator), Tristram, P. J. (Creator), Yonehara, A. (Creator), Skowron, J. (Creator), Poleski, R. (Creator), Mroz, P. (Creator), Szymański, M. K. (Creator), Soszyński, I. (Creator), Kozłowski, S. (Creator), Pietrukowicz, P. (Creator), Ulaczyk, K. (Creator), Rybicki, K. A. (Creator), Iwanek, P. (Creator), Albrow, M. D. (Creator), Chung, S. (Creator), Gould, K. A. (Creator), Hwang, K. (Creator), Jung, Y. K. (Creator), Shin, I. (Creator), Zang, W. (Creator), Cha, S. (Creator), Lee, C. (Creator), Lee, Y. Y. (Creator), Park, B. (Creator), Pogge, R. W. (Creator), Beichman, C. A. (Creator), Bryden, G. (Creator), Calchi Novati, S. (Creator), Gaudi, B. S. (Creator), Zhu, W. (Creator), Bachelet, E. (Creator), Bolt, G. (Creator), Hundertmark, M. (Creator), Natusch, T. (Creator), Maoz, D. (Creator), Street, R. A. (Creator), Tan, T. (Creator), Tsapras, Y. (Creator), Jorgensen, U. G. (Creator), Dominik, M. (Creator), Bozza, V. (Creator), Skottfelt, J. F. (Creator), Snodgrass, C. (Creator), Ciceri, S. (Creator), Figuera Jaimes, R. (Creator), Peixinho, N. (Creator), Hinse, T. C. (Creator), Burgdorf, M. J. (Creator), Southworth, J. (Creator), Rahvar, S. (Creator), Sajadian, S. (Creator), Rabus, M. (Creator), von Essen, C. (Creator), Fujii, Y. I. (Creator), Campbell White, J. (Creator), Lowry, S. (Creator), Helling, C. (Creator), Mancini, L. (Creator), Haikala, L. K. (Creator) & Kandori, R. (Creator), Strasbourg Data Center, Nov 2020


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