Anglo-Australian Planet Search

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The Anglo-Australian Planet Search or AAPS is a long-term astronomical survey started in 1998 and continuing to the present. It is being carried out on the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope, AAT, of the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Australia. The purpose of this survey is to catalog planets around more than 240 nearby stars of the southern hemisphere. Observations are made using the AAT and the University College London Echelle Spectrograph or UCLES. This survey uses the radial velocity method to search for extrasolar planets.[1]

The survey eventually switched its main focus to detecting long-period Jupiter analogs. [2]

Planets discovered by AAPS[edit]

This survey has announced the discovery of 28 planetary objects as of February 2014, including three multi-planet systems.

Planet Date announced
mu Ara b 3 Dec 2000
eps Ret b 3 Dec 2000
HD 179949 b 3 Dec 2000
HD 142 b Oct 2001
HD 23079 b Oct 2001
pi Men b Oct 2001
HD 2039 b 13 Jun 2002
HD 73526 b 13 Jun 2002
HD 30177 b 13 Jun 2002
HD 76700 b 13 Jun 2002
HD 196050 b 13 Jun 2002
rho Ind b 13 Jun 2002
tau1 Gru b 17 Sep 2002
HD 70642 b 4 Jul 2003
HD 102117 b 15 Sep 2004
HD 117618 b 15 Sep 2004
HD 154857 b 15 Sep 2004
mu Ara c 15 Sep 2004
HD 208487 b 15 Sep 2004
HD 20782b 1 Jun 2006
HD 187085 b 1 Jun 2006
HD 73526 c 10 Aug 2006
HD 23127b 7 Feb 2007
HD 154857 c 7 Feb 2007
HD 159868 b 7 Feb 2007
GJ 832 b 1 Sep 2008
HD 16417 b 23 Feb 2009
HD 114613 b 22 Jan 2014

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tinney et al.; Butler, R. Paul; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Jones, Hugh R. A.; Penny, Alan J.; Vogt, Steven S.; Apps, Kevin; Henry, Gregory W. (10 April 2001). "First Results from the Anglo-Australian Planet Search: A Brown Dwarf Candidate and a 51 Peg-like Planet" (PDF). The Astrophysical Journal 551 (1): 507–511. arXiv:astro-ph/0012204. Bibcode:2001ApJ...551..507T. doi:10.1086/320097. 
  2. ^ The Anglo-Australian Planet Search. XXIII. Two New Jupiter Analogs: Robert A. Wittenmyer, Jonathan Horner, C.G. Tinney, R.P. Butler, H.R.A. Jones, Mikko Tuomi, G.S. Salter, B.D. Carter, F. Elliott Koch, S.J. O'Toole, J. Bailey, D. Wright

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