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Extra-solar planet detection methods
Author(s): Marija Strojnik; Beethoven Bravo-Medina
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Paper Abstract

We review the direct and indirect methods used for the detection of a planet outside our solar system. We compare the popular methods, emphasizing their attractiveness and exceptional features. The principal indirect planetdetection techniques are gravitational micro-lensing, transit intensity fluctuations, and spectroscopic radial velocity. Most of the research on the exo-solar planet detection within the last 20 years has been performed in conjunction with the star surveys. The direct methods include imaging, image reconstruction, astrometry, interferometry, nulling interferometry, rotational shearing interferometry, phase closure, and coronagraphy. Many of the imaging techniques involve the ground telescopes that are breaking the conventional rules of resolution, and ground-based interferometers. We observe that planet detection leads to novel concepts in the imaging science.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2018
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10765, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXVI, 107650Y (18 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2319177
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Marija Strojnik, Optical Research Ctr. (Mexico)
Beethoven Bravo-Medina, Optical Research Ctr. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10765:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXVI
Marija Strojnik; Maureen S. Kirk, Editor(s)

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