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  • Characterizing K2 planet discoveries : a super-Earth transiting the bright K dwarf HIP 116454 

    Vanderburg, Andrew; Montet, Benjamin T.; Johnson, John Asher; Buchhave, Lars A.; Zeng, Li; Pepe, Francesco; Cameron, Andrew Collier; Latham, David W.; Molinari, Emilio; Udry, Stephane; Lovis, Christophe; Matthews, Jaymie M.; Cameron, Chris; Law, Nicholas; Bowler, Brendan P.; Angus, Ruth; Baranec, Christoph; Bieryla, Allyson; Boschin, Walter; Charbonneau, David; Cosentino, Rosario; Dumusque, Xavier; Figueira, Pedro; Guenther, David B.; Harutyunyan, Avet; Hellier, Coel; Kuschnig, Rainer; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Mayor, Michel; Micela, Giusi; Moffat, Anthony F. J.; Pedani, Marco; Phillip, David F.; Piotto, Giampaolo; Pollacco, Don; Queloz, Didier; Rice, Ken; Riddle, Reed; Rowe, Jason F.; Rucinski, Slavek M.; Sasselov, Dimitar; Segransan, Damien; Sozzetti, Alessandro; Szentgyorgyi, Andrew; Watson, Chris; Weiss, Werner W. (2015-02-10) - Journal article
    We report the first planet discovery from the two-wheeled Kepler (K2) mission: HIP 116454 b. The host star HIP 116454 is a bright (V = 10.1, K = 8.0) K1 dwarf with high proper motion and a parallax-based distance of 55.2 ...
  • In the shadows of giants : a tomographic method for analysing the orbits of transiting exoplanets 

    Miller, Grant Robert MacKinnon (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-26) - Thesis
    The radial velocity anomaly which affects spectroscopic observations of stars undergoing transit by a companion body is known as the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect. This effect can be used to measure the obliquities of the ...
  • Life at the end of worlds : modelling the biosignatures of microbial life in diverse environments at the end of the habitable lifetimes of Earth-like planets 

    O'Malley-James, Jack T. (University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis investigates how increased global mean temperatures on Earth, induced by the increase in the luminosity of the Sun as it ages, change the types of habitable environments on the planet at local scales over the ...
  • Revisiting the transits of CoRoT-7b at a lower activity level 

    Barros, S. C. C.; Almenara, J. M.; Deleuil, M.; Diaz, R. F.; Csizmadia, Sz; Cabrera, J.; Chaintreuil, S.; Collier Cameron, A.; Hatzes, A.; Haywood, R.; Lanza, A. F.; Aigrain, S.; Alonso, R.; Borde, P.; Bouchy, F.; Deeg, H. J.; Erikson, A.; Fridiund, M.; Grziwa, S.; Gandolfi, D.; Guillot, T.; Guenther, F.; Leger, A.; Moutou, C.; Ollivier, M.; Pasternacki, T.; Patzold, M.; Rauer, H.; Rouan, D.; Santerne, A.; Schneider, J.; Wuchter, G. (2014-09) - Journal article
    The first super-Earth with measured radius discovered was CoRoT-7b and it has opened the new field of rocky exoplanet characterisation. To better understand this interesting system, new observations were taken with the ...
  • Searching for transiting extra-solar planets at optical and radio wavelengths 

    Smith, Alexis Michael Sheridan (University of St Andrews, 2009-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis is concerned with various aspects of the detection and characterisation of transiting extra-solar planets. The noise properties of photometric data from SuperWASP, a wide-field survey instrument designed to ...
  • WASP-103 b : a new planet at the edge of tidal disruption 

    Gillon, M.; Anderson, D. R.; Collier-Cameron, A.; Delrez, L.; Hellier, C.; Jehin, E.; Lendl, M.; Maxted, P. F. L.; Pepe, F.; Pollacco, D.; Queloz, D.; Segransan, D.; Smith, A. M. S.; Smalley, B.; Southworth, J.; Triaud, A. H. M. J.; Udry, S.; Van Grootel, V.; West, R. G. (2014-02-05) - Journal article
    We report the discovery of WASP-103 b, a new ultra-short-period planet (P = 22.2 h) transiting a 12.1 V-magnitude F8-type main-sequence star (1.22 ± 0.04 M⊙, 1.44-0.03+0.05 R⊙, Teff = 6110 ± 160 K). WASP-103 b is significantly ...
  • Wide angle search for extrasolar planets by the transit method 

    Alsubai, Khalid (University of St Andrews, 2008-06-24) - Thesis
    The transit method is considered to be one of the most promising for discovering extrasolar planets. However, the method requires photometric precision of better than ∼ 1%. If we are able to achieve this kind of accuracy, ...