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Proposal Information for 2006B-0157


PI: Jay B. Holberg, University of Arizona, holberg@argus.lpl.arizona.edu
Address: LPL, 1541 E. University Blvd, Sonett Space Sciences Bld., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

CoI: Steve Howell, NOAO
CoI: Ed Sion, Villanova

Title: Exoplanet Tracker Observations of Sirius-Like Systems

Abstract: We propose Exoplanet Tracker (ET) observations of a selected sample of Sirius-like systems containing luminous primaries (primarily F to K) and hot white dwarfs. The white dwarfs have been long evident from EUV and UV observations from space, but critical knowledge of system parameters have either been limited or lacking altogether. Our proposed ET radial velocity observations should be able to fill in the missing information and to significantly improve the precision of prior data. This improved velocity data is critical for several future space-based programs that will allow the study of the white dwarf components of these systems.


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