Astronomy & Telescopes

Characterization of Exoplanet-Host Stars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 9, 2017
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Characterization of Exoplanet-Host Stars

Precise and, if possible, accurate characterization of exoplanets cannot be dissociated from the characterization of their host stars.

In this chapter we discuss different methods and techniques used to derive fundamental properties and atmospheric parameters of exoplanet-host stars. The main limitations, advantages and disadvantages, as well as corresponding typical measurement uncertainties of each method are presented.

Vardan Adibekyan, Sérgio G. Sousa, Nuno C. Santos
(Submitted on 3 Nov 2017)

Comments: Lecture presented at the IVth Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences on “Asteroseismology and Exoplanets: Listening to the Stars and Searching for New Worlds” (arXiv:1709.00645), which took place in Horta, Azores Islands, Portugal in July 2016
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)
Report number: AsteroseismologyExoplanets/2017/12
Cite as: arXiv:1711.01112 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1711.01112v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Vardan Adibekyan
[v1] Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:43:57 GMT (49kb)

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