We present radial velocities of the M8V-type, very low-mass star vB 10 obtained at four different epochs between 2001 and 2008. We use high-resolution (R ~ 20 000) near-infrared (J-band) spectra taken with the NIRSPEC instrument on the Keck II telescope. Our data suggest that vB 10 shows radial velocity variability with an amplitude of ~1 km s-1, a result that is consistent with the recent finding of a massive planet companion around the star. More velocity measurements and a better sampling of the orbital phase are required to precisely constrain the orbital parameters and the individual masses of the pair.
|Journal||Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|