The mass of β Pictoris c from β Pictoris b orbital motion

@article{Lacour2021TheMO,
  title={The mass of $\beta$ Pictoris c from $\beta$ Pictoris b orbital motion},
  author={Sylvestre Lacour and J. J. Wang and Laetitia Rodet and M. Nowak and Jinyi Shangguan and Herv'e Beust and Anne-Marie Lagrange and Roberto Abuter and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Ruben Asensio-Torres and Myriam Benisty and J. P. Berger and Sarah C. Blunt and A. Boccaletti and Alexander J. Bohn and M. Bolzer and Micka{\"e}l Bonnefoy and Henri Bonnet and Guillaume Bourdarot and Walter Brandner and Faustine Cantalloube and Paola Caselli and Benjamin Charnay and Ga{\"e}l Chauvin and {\'E}lodie Choquet and Valentin Christiaens and Y. Cl'enet and Vincent Coud'e du Foresto and Alex J. Cridland and Roderick Dembet and Jason Dexter and P. T. de Zeeuw and Anderson Drescher and G. Duvert and Andreas Eckart and Frank Eisenhauer and Feng Gao and P. Garcia and Ram{\'o}n J. Garc{\'i}a L{\'o}pez and Eric Gendron and Reinhard Genzel and Stefan Gillessen and J. H. Girard and Xavier Haubois and Gernot Hei{\ss}el and T Henning and Sasha Hinkley and Stephen Hippler and M. Horrobin and M. Houll'e and Zolt{\'a}n Hubert and L. Jocou and Jens Kammerer and Miriam Keppler and P. Kervella and Laura Kreidberg and Vincent Lapeyr{\`e}re and J.-B. Le Bouquin and P. L'ena and Dieter Lutz and A.-L. Maire and Antoine M'erand and Paul Molli{\`e}re and John D. Monnier and David Mouillet and Evert Nasedkin and Thomas Ott and G. P. P. L. Otten and Claudia Paladini and T. Paumard and K. Perraut and Guy Perrin and Oliver Pfuhl and Emily L. Rickman and Laurent Pueyo and Julien Rameau and G. Rousset and Zafar Rustamkulov and Matthias Samland and Taro Shimizu and David K. Sing and J. Stadler and Tomas Stolker and Odele Straub and C. Straubmeier and Eckhard Sturm and L. J. Tacconi and Ewine F. van Dishoeck and Arthur Vigan and F. H. Vincent and S. D. von Fellenberg and K. Ward-Duong and Felix Widmann and Ekkehard Wieprecht and Erich Wiezorrek and Julien Woillez and S. Yazici and Alex Young and the Gravity Collaboration},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
  year={2021}
}
Aims. We aim to demonstrate that the presence and mass of an exoplanet can now be effectively derived from the astrometry of another exoplanet. Methods. We combined previous astrometry of β Pictoris b with a new set of observations from the GRAVITY interferometer. The orbital motion of β Pictoris b is fit using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations in Jacobi coordinates. The inner planet, β Pictoris c, was also reobserved at a separation of 96 mas, confirming the previous orbital estimations… 

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