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The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: Planet Frequency for Young Moving Group Stars

Authors
  • Beth A, Biller
  • M C, Liu
  • Z, Wahhaj
  • Eric Nielsen
  • T L, Hayward
  • L M, Close
  • M, Chun
  • C, Ftaclas
  • D W, Toomey
  • Nici, Gemini
Volume
221
Source
SETI Institute
License
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Abstract

We report results of a direct imaging survey for giant planets of a sample of 79 young FGK stars which are members of the beta Pic, TW Hya, AB Dor, Tucana-Horologium, or Hercules-Lyra moving groups and were observed as part of the Gemini-NICI Planet Finding Campaign. For this sample, we obtained median contrasts of Delta (mag)= 14.0 mag at 1 in in combined ADI+ SDI mode. We found numerous candidate companions in our survey images. The vast majority of these candidates were eliminated as background ...

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