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Radial velocity measurements of a sample of K-giants with the Hobby-Eberly telescope

Niedzielski, A. and Wolszczan, A. and Konacki, M. (2005) Radial velocity measurements of a sample of K-giants with the Hobby-Eberly telescope. In: Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes: First International Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics with the World's Largest Telescopes, Torun, Poland, 7-10 September 2004. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. No.752. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 38-41. ISBN 0-7354-0237-X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:NIEaipcp05

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Abstract

We present motivation and initial results of a large RV survey of K giants aimed at a detection of low-mass companions. The survey, performed with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, utilizes high resolution (60,000) spectra for high precision radial velocity measurements. The primary goal of the survey is the selection of astrometrically stable reference stars for the Extrasolar Planet Interferometric Survey key project to be carried out with the Space Interferometry Mission.


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Additional Information:©2005 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: March 23, 2005. Kind cooperation of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope staff is acknowledged with thanks. We also thank C. Gelino for making available his list of SIM/EPIcS candidate reference stars. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is a joint project of the University of Texas at Austin, the Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. The HET is named in honor of its principal benefactors, William P. Hobby and Robert E. Eberly.
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