Lucas resonances of the three planet system TOI-1749

Posted: September 29, 2022 by oldbrew in Analysis, data, Lucas, Maths

Artist’s impression of an exoplanetary system [credit: NASA]

The three exoplanets of the TOI-1749 system are labelled b, c and d. A year ago, an article in the Astronomical Journal on this system by a group of scientists noted a near 2:1 orbital ratio of planets c and d, but made no reference to synodic periods.

Now, with newer data from, we analyse the synodics. The mean period between alignments of two planets with their star is as follows:
b-c = 5.0989527 days
c-d = 8.922796
b-d = 3.2447389

From that, the ratios can be obtained:
7 b-c = 35.692668 days
4 c-d = 35.691184
11 b-d = 35.692127

4:7:11 coincides with the Lucas number series which is closely related to the Fibonacci series and the golden ratio.

Since the numbers of the planetary orbits are not whole numbers in that period (although close to 15b, 8c and 4d), a factor of 18 has been used to get a more accurate picture (see chart, right).

269 b = 642.477 days
143 c = 642.485
71 d = 642.529

126 b-c = 642.468 days
72 c-d = 642.441
198 b-d = 642.458

A simple comparison with the 4-7-11 calculations (above):
35.692 * 18 = 642.456

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  2. Philip Mulholland says:

    But it’s all just magic numbers.
    Go away and stop try to annoy us. /sarc

  3. oldbrew says:

    To check the data, go to and put
    ‘TOI-1749’ in name
    in the filter bar.

  4. oldmanK says:

    There should be a mathematical relationship on the stability of such arrangement. Should be interesting if someone can come up with that.
    (ps 47-11 has a nice ring to it, and smells nice too. I wonder why that name was chosen).

  5. oldbrew says:

    oldmanK – there’s KAM theory…

    Researchers seems to focus on a hunt for orbital resonance, but analysing synodic resonance is more productive IMO. Are they missing the point?

    Lucas and Fibonacci numbers are closely related to the golden ratio of course, as the post mentions.

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    (bb)and nos. “The Party” in00˚C(ll)and

  7. Paul Vaughan says:

    concise, selective anomalistic notes

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