PLANETPOL

polarimetry of hot Jupiters at the parts per million level

P. W. Lucas, J. H. Hough, J. A. Bailey

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    Abstract

    We summarize the peliminary results from 3 observing runs with PLANETPOL, a polarimeter designed to achieve sensitivities of order 10⁻⁶ in fractional polarization for nearby hot Jupiter systesm. We also describe some of th problems associated with measuring very small fractional polarizations and the solutions we have adopted. Tese observations were conducted at the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTenth anniversary of 51 Peg-b
    Subtitle of host publicationstatus of and prospects for hot Jupiter studies : proceedings of the international colloquium
    EditorsLuc Arnold, François Bouchy, Claire Moutou
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherFrontier Group (Observatoire de Haute Provence)
    Pages334-341
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)2914601174
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventTenth anniversary of 51 Peg-b : status of and prospects for hot Jupiter studies - St. Michel l'Observatoire, France
    Duration: 22 Aug 200525 Aug 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceTenth anniversary of 51 Peg-b : status of and prospects for hot Jupiter studies
    CitySt. Michel l'Observatoire, France
    Period22/08/0525/08/05

    Keywords

    • fractional polarizations

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