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Chromospheric emission as a proxy for stellar activity: a tool for the detection of exoplanets

João M. A. Vilas Boas


On our Sun, the activity level is related to the chromospheric emission of the Ca II K line. The study of this activity is fundamental in the distinction between parasite signals and real ones and it enable us to detect the lowest-mass planets by radial velocity (RV) methods.

It is widely known that the presence of active regions, created by strong local magnetic phenomena, induces RV variations by different physical processes. In this context, we discuss the effects of active regions in the stellar activity and the possibility of modelling the chromospheric emission.

We present integrated changes in SOAP 2.0 software tool that incorporate simple models of chromospheric activity and we conclude about the importance of this study to push forward our ability to detect exoplanets.

2017 July 12, 14:00

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Classroom)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia