The Lick Planet Search: Detectability and Mass Thresholds

@article{Cumming1999TheLP,
  title={The Lick Planet Search: Detectability and Mass Thresholds},
  author={Andrew Cumming and Geoffrey W. Marcy and R. Paul Butler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={526},
  pages={890 - 915}
}
We present an analysis of 11 yr of precision radial velocity measurements of 76 nearby solar-type stars from the Lick radial velocity survey. For each star, we report on variability, periodicity, and long-term velocity trends. Our sample of stars contains eight known companions with mass (Mp sin i) less than 8 Jupiter masses (MJ), six of which were discovered at Lick. For the remaining stars, we place upper limits on the companion mass as a function of orbital period. For most stars, we can… 
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