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ID: 693432.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
SPOTS: Search for planets orbiting two stars A direct imaging survey for circumbinary planets
Authors:Thalmann, C.; Desidera, S.; Bergfors, C.; Boccaletti, A.; Bonavita, M.; Carson, J. C.; Feldt, M.; Goto, M.; Henning, T.; Janson, M.; Mordasini, C.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2013-01
Title of Proceedings:European Planetary Science Congress 2013
Start Page:id.EPSC2013
End Page:1020 (2pp)
Title of Series:EPSC Abstracts
Volume (in Series):8
Name of Conference/Meeting:European Planetary Science Congress 2013
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Over the last decade, a vast amount of effort has been poured into gaining a better understanding of the fre- quency and diversity of extrasolar planets. Yet, most of these studies focus on single stars, leaving the population of planets in multiple systems poorly explored. This investigational gap persists despite the fact that both theoretical and observational evidence suggest that such systems represent a significant fraction of the overall planet population. With SPOTS, the Search for Planets Orbiting Two Stars, we are now carrying out the first direct imaging campaign dedicated to circumbinary planets. Our long-term goals are to survey 66 spectroscopic binaries in H-band with VLT NaCo and VLT SPHERE over the course of 4-5 years. This will establish first constraints on the wide-orbit circumbinary planet population, and may yield the spectacular first image of a bona fide circumbinary planet. Here we report on the results of the first two years of the SPOTS survey, as well as on our ongoing observation program.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2013 online, September 1, 2013
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2013EPSC....8.1020T [ID No:1]
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