Ep. 512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

Posted on Jan 2, 2019 in Exoplanets, podcast, Uncategorized | 0 comments


Finding planets is old news, we now know of thousands and thousands of the places. But the terrible irony is that we can only see a fraction of the planets out there using the traditional methods of radial velocity and transits. But the new telescopes will take things to the next level and image planets directly.

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Show Notes

Doppler shifting of planets and stars – red/blue shift due to motion
The Doppler Effect

CCD photography

Transit Photometry

Coronagraphs

CORAVEL, Elodie, Coralie, and HARPS – missions for planet detection

ESPRESSO (Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet- and Stable Spectroscopic Observations)[ – a third-generation, fiber fedcross-dispersed, echelle spectrograph mounted on the European Southern Observatory‘s Very Large Telescope(VLT).
Starshade
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
GAIA

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