Planet Dectection! using EDI

Jian Ge's group at University of Florida have used EDI to detect exoplanets.
They call their project an "Exoplanet Tracker".

May 2006

Recently they announced the discovery of a new planet around star HD 102195 using an EDI. The EDI allows use of a more light efficient spectrograph because it relaxes engineering requirements. Their high efficiency EDI allows them to detect a planet using a small diameter (0.9 m) telescope.

AAS 2005 abstract announcing their planet discovery

Paper describing their planet discovery

A newsletter describing their EDI, Kitt Peak Newsletter

A scientific paper describing their EDI, Journal Letter, ApJ 600, L79 (2004)

Jian Ge's EDI group website at Univ. of Florida



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