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Proposal Information for 2010A-0295


PI: Christian Marois, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, christian.marois@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Address: National Research Council of Canada, 5071 West Saanich Road, RR. 5, Victoria, British Columbia, V9E 2E7, Canada

CoI: Bruce Macintosh, LLNL
CoI: Jennifer Patience, University of Exeter
CoI: Jean-Rene Roy, Gemini Observatory - South
CoI: Inseok Song, University of Georgia
CoI: Travis Barman, Lowell Observatory
CoI: Ben Zuckerman, UC Los Angeles
CoI: David Lafreniere, University of Montreal
CoI: Rene Doyon, University of Montreal

Title: IDPS: a direct imaging survey of Jovian planets around young and close massive stars.

Abstract: Following our discovery of the HR 8799 three-planet system at Gemini, we propose to pursue our ongoing deep AO/ADI exoplanet massive young star survey with the acquisition of 50 new AF stars. This new sample is estimated to have a 50% chance of detecting one or more planets. It will also increase the number of observed AF stars to 150, a sample size similar to the late-type star sample acquired as part of other surveys. An overall statistical analysis of all surveys will allow establishing, for the first time, a broader picture of the population of Jovian planets at large semi-major axes around a wide range of stellar mass.


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