The Detection of Extrasolar Planets Using Precise Stellar Radial Velocities

  • Artie P. Hatzes
  • William D. Cochran
  • Michael Endl
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 366)


The discovery of extrasolar planets (Latham et al. 1989; Wolszczan et al. 1992; Mayor and Queloz 1995) is arguably one of the most exciting developments in astronomical observations in the past two decades. At the time of this writing over 400 planets were known to orbit around stars other than the Sun. Majority of these planets have been discovered using the so-called “Doppler wobble” method: the measurement of the subtle Doppler shifts of the stellar absorption lines due to the motion of the star about the star-planet barycenter.


Radial Velocity Extrasolar Planet Stellar Spectrum Radial Velocity Measurement Radial Velocity Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artie P. Hatzes
    • 1
  • William D. Cochran
    • 2
  • Michael Endl
    • 2
  1. 1.Thüringer LandessternwarteTautenburgGermany
  2. 2.McDonald ObservatoryThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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