EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 47, 2013Hot Planets and Cool Stars
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||25 April 2013|
Status of the Calan-Hertfordshire Extrasolar Planet Search
1 Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile, Camino el Observatorio 1515, Las Condes, Santiago, Casilla 36-D, Chile
2 Center for Astrophysics, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK
3 University of Turku, Tuorla Observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Väisäläntie 20, 21500 Piikkiö, Finland
4 European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile
5 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, via Lactea, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
6 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
7 Main Astronomical Observatory of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 27 Zabolotnoho, Kyiv 127, 03680, Ukraine
8 Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 7820436 Macul, Santiago, Chile
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In these proceedings we give a status update of the Calan-Hertfordshire Extrasolar Planet Search, an international collaboration led from Chile that aims to discover more planets around super metal-rich and Sun-like stars, and then follow these up with precision photometry to hunt for new bright transit planets. We highlight some results from this program, including exoplanet and brown dwarf discoveries, and a possible correlation between metallicity and planetary minimum mass at the lowest planetary masses detectable. Finally we discuss the short-term and long-term future pathways this program can take.
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