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Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets

Butler, R. P. and Wright, J. T. and Marcy, G. W. and Fischer, D. A. and Vogt, S. S. and Tinney, C. G. and Jones, H. R. A. and Carter, B. D. and Johnson, J. A. and McCarthy, C. and Penny, A. J. (2006) Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets. Astrophysical Journal, 646 (1). pp. 505-522. ISSN 0004-637X.

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We present a catalog of nearby exoplanets. It contains the 172 known low-mass companions with orbits established through radial velocity and transit measurements around stars within 200 pc. We include five previously unpublished exoplanets orbiting the stars HD 11964, HD 66428, HD 99109, HD 107148, and HD 164922. We update orbits for 83 additional exoplanets, including many whose orbits have not been revised since their announcement, and include radial velocity time series from the Lick, Keck, and Anglo-Australian Observatory planet searches. Both these new and previously published velocities are more precise here due to improvements in our data reduction pipeline, which we applied to archival spectra. We present a brief summary of the global properties of the known exoplanets, including their distributions of orbital semimajor axis, minimum mass, and orbital eccentricity.

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Additional Information:© 2006 American Astronomical Society. Received 2005 November 5; accepted 2006 March 10. Based on observations obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated jointly by the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. The Keck Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation. The authors wish to thank the many observers over many years who helped gather the data herein at telescopes around the world, aswell as the many collaborators who helped reduce, analyze, and interpret this inestimable data set, including Jeff Valenti, Bernie Walp, Andrew Cumming, Eugenio Rivera,Greg Laughlin, Sabine Frink, Tony Misch, Grant Hill, David Nidever, Eric Nielsen, Amy Reines, Joe Barranco, Bob Noyes, Eric Williams, Preet Dosanjh, Mike Eiklenborg, Mario Savio, Heather Hauser, and Barbara Schaefer. The authors are also grateful for the careful attention Kevin Apps has given this paper and our planet searches. The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community. We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain. This research has made use of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France, and of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic Services and is made possible by the generous support of Sun Microsystems, NASA, and the NSF.
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Official Citation:Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets R. P. Butler et al. 2006 ApJ 646 505
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