Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets : A Review

@inproceedings{Sozzetti2005AstrometricMA,
  title={Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets : A Review},
  author={Alessandro Sozzetti},
  year={2005}
}
I present a review of astrometric techniques and instrumentation utilized to search for, detect, and characterize extra-solar planets. First, I briefly summarize the properties of the present-day sample of extrasolar planets, in connection with predictions from theoretical models of planet formation and evolution. Next, the generic approach to planet detection with astrometry is described, with significant discussion of a variety of technical, statistical, and astrophysical issues to be faced… CONTINUE READING