Radial velocity follow-up of CoRoT transiting exoplanets
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS & Université d’Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France
2 Observatoire de Haute-Provence, CNRS & Université d’Aix-Marseille, St. Michel l’Observatoire, France
3 McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
4 Thüringer Landessternwarte, Sternwarte 5, Tautenburg 5, D-07778 Tautenburg, Germany
5 Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France
We report on the results from the radial-velocity follow-up program performed to establish the planetary nature and to characterize the transiting candidates discovered by the space mission CoRoT. We use the SOPHIE at OHP, HARPS at ESO and the HIRES at Keck spectrographs to collect spectra and high-precision radial velocity (RV) measurements for several dozens diﬀerent candidates from CoRoT. We have measured the Rossiter-McLaughlin eﬀect of several conﬁrmed planets, especially CoRoT-1b which revealed that it is another highly inclined system. Such high-precision RV data are necessary for the discovery of new transiting planets. Furthermore, several low mass planet candidates have emerged from our Keck and HARPS data.
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