Observatoire Astronomique de l'Université de Genève
Direct imaging of extrasolar systems is a powerful but challenging technique. It can give access to Jupiter-like planets on wide orbits, and permit atmospheric characterisations. However, detections are challenging due to the high luminosity contrast and the low separation between the companion and the host star.
I will present one of the most efficient direct detection techniques (ADI), and also present our direct imaging program which is using radial velocity data from our two planet-search surveys, CORALIE and HARPS, to select the most promising targets.
Finally our yet most promising direct detection with VLT/NACO will be presented.
2011 May 25, 13:30
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto