Exoplanet detection from Dome C, Antarctica

Opportunities and challenges

J. S. Lawrence*, M. C B Ashley, M. G. Burton, J. W V Storey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Many methods have been proposed for the detection of exoplanets. The minimum detectable planetary size and mass, and the maximum distance from us at which exoplanets are observable, are determined by both technological and environmental constraints. The unique atmospheric conditions found at Dome C offer significant advantages. Using what is now known about the turbulence profile of the atmosphere above Antarctic plateau sites, we explore the potential these sites offer for detecting exoplanets around nearby stars using various methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume1
Issue numberC200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atmospheric effects
  • Instrumentation: adaptive optics
  • Planetary systems
  • Techniques: high angular resolution
  • Telescopes

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