Exoplanet discovery and characterisation through robotic follow-up of microlensing events: Season 2010 results

Rachel A. Street, Yiannis Tsapras, Keith Horne, Colin Snodgrass, Daniel M. Bramich, Martin Dominik, Eric Hawkins, Paul Browne, Cheongho Han, Iain Steele, Peter Dodds, Christine Liebig

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Abstract

Microlensing searches for planets are sensitive to small, cold exoplanets from 1-6AU from their host stars and therefore probe an important part of parameter space. Other techniques would require many years of observations, often from space, to detect similar systems. Microlensing events can be characterised from only ground-based observations over a relatively short (100 d) timescales. LCOGT and SUPA/St Andrews are building a robotic global network of telescopes that will be well suited to follow these events. Here we present preliminary results of the Galactic Bulge observing season 2010 March-October.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Astrophysics of Planetary Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFormation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution
EditorsAlessandro Sozzetti, Mario Lattanzi, Alan Boss
Pages459-460
Number of pages2
EditionS276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS276
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Planetary systems
  • Techniques: photometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Street, R. A., Tsapras, Y., Horne, K., Snodgrass, C., Bramich, D. M., Dominik, M., Hawkins, E., Browne, P., Han, C., Steele, I., Dodds, P., & Liebig, C. (2010). Exoplanet discovery and characterisation through robotic follow-up of microlensing events: Season 2010 results. In A. Sozzetti, M. Lattanzi, & A. Boss (Eds.), The Astrophysics of Planetary Systems: Formation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution (S276 ed., pp. 459-460). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S276). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311020795