20 October 2004 The PRIMA Astrometric Planet Search project
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The PRIMA facility will implement dual-star astrometry at the VLTI. We have formed a consortium that will build the PRIMA differential delay lines, develop an astrometric operation and calibration plan, and deliver astrometric data reduction software. This will enable astrometric planet surveys with a target precision of 10μas. Our scientific goals include determining orbital inclinations and masses for planets already known from radial-velocity surveys, searches for planets around stars that are not amenable to high-precision radial-velocity observations, and a search for large rocky planets around nearby low-mass stars.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Andreas Quirrenbach, Andreas Quirrenbach, Thomas Henning, Thomas Henning, Didier Queloz, Didier Queloz, Simon Albrecht, Simon Albrecht, Eric J. Bakker, Eric J. Bakker, Harald Baumeister, Harald Baumeister, Peter Bizenberger, Peter Bizenberger, Hannes Bleuler, Hannes Bleuler, Rene Dandliker, Rene Dandliker, Jeroen A. de Jong, Jeroen A. de Jong, Michel Fleury, Michel Fleury, Sabine Frink, Sabine Frink, Denis Gillet, Denis Gillet, Walter J. Jaffe, Walter J. Jaffe, S. Hiddo Hanenburg, S. Hiddo Hanenburg, Saskia Hekker, Saskia Hekker, Ralf Launhardt, Ralf Launhardt, Rudolf S. Le Poole, Rudolf S. Le Poole, Charles Maire, Charles Maire, Richard Mathar, Richard Mathar, Philippe Mullhaupt, Philippe Mullhaupt, Koji Murakawa, Koji Murakawa, Francesco Pepe, Francesco Pepe, Johan H. Pragt, Johan H. Pragt, Laurent Sache, Laurent Sache, Olivier Scherler, Olivier Scherler, Damien Segransan, Damien Segransan, Johny Setiawan, Johny Setiawan, Danuta Sosnowska, Danuta Sosnowska, Robert N. Tubbs, Robert N. Tubbs, Lars B. Venema, Lars B. Venema, Karl Wagner, Karl Wagner, Luc Weber, Luc Weber, Rolf Wuethrich, Rolf Wuethrich, } "The PRIMA Astrometric Planet Search project", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551481; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551481
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

PRIMA for the VLTI: a status report
Proceedings of SPIE (June 26 2006)
The ESPRI Project: differential delay lines for PRIMA
Proceedings of SPIE (July 27 2008)
ASEPS-0 Testbed Interferometer
Proceedings of SPIE (June 08 1994)
TEDI: the TripleSpec Exoplanet Discovery Instrument
Proceedings of SPIE (October 03 2007)
Narrow-angle astrometry with PRIMA
Proceedings of SPIE (September 11 2012)
Nulling at the Keck interferometer
Proceedings of SPIE (June 22 2006)

Back to Top