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Proposal Information for 2014B-0197


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: Zack Draper, University of Victoria
CoI: Travis Barman, University of Arizona (Lunar and Planetary Lab)
CoI: Quinn Konopacky, University of Toronto
CoI: Jennifer Patience, Arizona State University
CoI: Patrick Ingraham, Stanford University
CoI: Bruce Macintosh, Stanford University
CoI: David Lafreniere, University of Montreal
CoI: Brenda Matthews, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

Title: GPI detailed spectroscopic and astrometric characterization of HR 8799cde.

Abstract: We are proposing deep high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) Y, J, H and K1/K2 spectroscopy/photometry of the three inner planets of HR 8799. With GPI's superior contrast, and our advanced data reduction and analysis pipeline, these observations will revolutionize our understanding of the system’s planets by allowing, for the first time, detailed high-SNR near infrared spectroscopy of planet e, as well as complementary planet c and d spectroscopy at Y-, J-, H- and K-band. The data will also be used to derive highly accurate relative astrometry of the three planets, allowing for more precise orbital characterization and detection of acceleration, a key value to properly constrain the system’s orbital configuration.


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