Precision radial velocities in the near infrared with TEDI

James P. Lloyd, Agnieszka Czeszumska, Jerry Edelstein, David Erskine, Michael Feuerstein, Sam Halverson, Mario Marckwordt, Tony Mercer, Philip Muirhead, Jackie Schwehr, Matthew Muterspaugh, Ed Wishnow, Jason Wright

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Abstract

The TEDI (TripleSpec - Exoplanet Discovery Instrument) is a dedicated instrument for the near-infrared radial velocity search for planetary companions to low-mass stars with the goal of achieving meters-per-second radial velocity precision. Heretofore, such planet searches have been limited almost entirely to the optical band and to stars that are bright in this band. Consequently, knowledge about planetary companions to the populous but visibly faint low-mass stars is limited. In addition to the opportunity afforded by precision radial velocity searches directly for planets around low mass stars, transits around the smallest M dwarfs offer a chance to detect the smallest possible planets in the habitable zones of the parent stars. As has been the the case with followup of planet candidates detected by the transit method requiring radial velocity confirmation, the capability to undertake efficient precision radial velocity measurements of midlate M dwarfs will be required. TEDI has been commissioned on the Palomar 200″ telescope in December 2007, and is currently in a science verification phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume4
Issue numberS253
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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