True Masses of Radial-Velocity Exoplanets

@article{Brown2015TrueMO,
  title={True Masses of Radial-Velocity Exoplanets},
  author={R. Brown},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={805},
  pages={188}
}
  • R. Brown
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
We study the task of estimating the true masses of known radial-velocity (RV) exoplanets by means of direct astrometry on coronagraphic images to measure the apparent separation between exoplanet and host star. Initially, we assume perfect knowledge of the RV orbital parameters and that all errors are due to photon statistics. We construct design reference missions for four missions currently under study at NASA: EXO-S and WFIRST-S, with external star shades for starlight suppression, EXO-C and… Expand
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