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Radial velocity search for substellar companions to sdB stars
Planetary Systems beyond the Main Sequence (11 - 14 August 2010 : Bamberg, Germany)
Schuh, Sonja; Drechsel, Horst and Heber, Ulrich. Planetary systems beyond the main sequence : proceedings of the international conference "Planetary Systems beyond the Main Sequence" ; Bamberg, Germany, 11-14 August 2010, p.170-172
After the discovery of a substellar companion to the hot subdwarf HD 149382, we have started a radial velocity search for similar objects around other bright sdB stars using the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Our aim is to test the hypothesis that close substellar companions can significantly affect the post-main sequence evolution of solar-type stars. It has previously been proposed that binary interactions in this scenario could lead to the formation of hot subdwarfs. The detection of such objects will provide strong evidence that Jupiter-mass planets can survive the interaction with a solar-type star as it evolves up the Red Giant Branch. We present the first results of our search here.