Extrasolar Planets

The Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search Program

By Keith Cowing
December 8, 2009

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution of Washington and their colleagues have published a paper entitled “The Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search Program,” in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The paper describes an astrometric search for gas giant planets and brown dwarfs orbiting nearby low-mass dwarf stars, using the 2.5 m du Pont Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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