The POKEMON Speckle Survey of Nearby M Dwarfs. I. New Discoveries

  title={The POKEMON Speckle Survey of Nearby M Dwarfs. I. New Discoveries},
  author={Catherine A. Clark and Gerard T. van Belle and Elliott P. Horch and Kaspar von Braun and David R. Ciardi and Jennifer G. Winters and Rocio Kiman},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
M dwarfs are favorable targets for exoplanet detection with current instrumentation, but stellar companions can induce false positives and inhibit planet characterization. Knowledge of stellar companions is also critical to our understanding of how binary stars form and evolve. We have therefore conducted a survey of stellar companions around nearby M dwarfs, and here we present our new discoveries. Using the Differential Speckle Survey Instrument at the 4.3 m Lowell Discovery Telescope, and… 


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