Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, July 15-20, 2013
Exoplanets in the M2K Survey
Boyajian, Tabetha (Yale)
Fischer, Debra (Yale)
Gaidos, Eric (Hawaii)
Giguere, Matt (Yale)
Late type stars are ideal targets for the detection of low-mass planets residing in habitable zones. In such systems, not only is the stellar noise a minimum, but the lower stellar mass affords larger reﬂex velocities and the lower stellar luminosity moves the habitable zone inward. The M2K program is a high precision Doppler survey monitoring a couple hundred late-type stars over the past few years in search for such important exoplanetary systems. We present updated orbits of known exoplanet systems and newly detected exoplanet systems that have resulted from this program.
We also advertise the Planethunters.org \"Guest Scientist\" program as well as our survey to measure stellar diameters and temperatures with long baseline optical interferometry.
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