Red optical planet survey: A radial velocity search for low mass M dwarf planets

J. R. Barnes, J. S. Jenkins, H. R.A. Jones, P. Rojo, P. Arriagada, A. Jordán, D. Minniti, M. Tuomi, S. V. Jeffers, D. Pinfield

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We present radial velocity results from our Red Optical Planet Survey (ROPS), aimed at detecting low-mass planets orbiting mid-late M dwarfs. The ∼10 ms-1 precision achieved over 2 consecutive nights with the MIKE spectrograph at Magellan Clay is also found on week long timescales with UVES at VLT. Since we find that UVES is expected to attain photon limited precision of order 2 ms-1 using our novel deconvolution technique, we are limited only by the (≤10 ms-1) stability of atmospheric lines. Rocky planet frequencies of η⊕ = 0.3-0.7 lead us to expect high planet yields, enabling determination of η⊕ for the uncharted mid-late M dwarfs with modest surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHot Planets and Cool Stars
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventConference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars - Garching, Germany
Duration: 12 Nov 201216 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


OtherConference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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