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2014 Pan-STARRS1

Preliminary Results of Pan-Planets

Presented by: Christian Obermeier  (MPIA Heidelberg)
Category: Science Workshops   Duration: 20 minutes   Broadcast date: June 23, 2014
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Pan-Planets is one of the 12 key science projects of the Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium. Its main scientific focus is the detection of transiting Hot Jupiters around M dwarfs. We present the results of our ongoing search for exoplanets. Due to an extremely high number of M dwarfs observed by Pan-Planets, we are able to calculate more precise upper limits for the fraction of M dwarfs with Hot Jupiter companions. Furthermore, we will present our method of determining the stellar characteristics of the host stars in our FOV and the subsequent selection of M dwarfs. Pan-Planets enables us to do a large variety of secondary science goals, e.g. the detection of eclipsing binary systems, flare stars or mininovae which we will highlight in our presentation.

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Christian Obermeier's slides PDF document (.pdf)