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The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: Statistical Constraints on Planet Populations

Authors
  • Eric Nielsen
  • M C, Liu
  • Z, Wahhaj
  • B A, Biller
  • M, Chun
  • L M, Close
  • C, Ftaclas
  • T L, Hayward
  • D W, Toomey
  • Nici, Gemini
Volume
2
Pages
702–702
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Gemini NICI (Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager) Planet-Finding Campaign is already the largest, deepest direct imaging survey for close-in extrasolar planet ever conducted, given the> 200 stars observed to date, with median contrasts of 15 magnitudes at 1". We describe the quantitative methodology used to design the campaign target list and survey design, in order to maximize the likelihood of detecting planets with NICI, and to study the dependence of planet distributions on stellar mass and age. We also present ...

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