PI: Joel Hartman, Princeton U., firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Astrophysical Sciences, 4 Ivy Lane, Princeton, NJ 08544
CoI: Gaspar Bakos, Princeton U.
CoI: Waqas Bhatti, Princeton U.
CoI: Joshua Wallace, Princeton U.
CoI: Luke Bouma, Princeton U.
CoI: Daniel Bayliss, Geneva Observatory
CoI: Andres Jordan, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
CoI: Nestor Espinoza, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
CoI: Rafael Brahm, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Title: Confirming and Characterizing Transiting Planets from HATNet and HATSouth with LCOGT
Abstract: Transiting planets around bright stars are key objects for exploring the physical properties of planets outside the Solar System. The US- based HATNet and HATSouth surveys are leading efforts for discovering and characterizing these planets. Candidate planets that are identified by the surveys must be confirmed through high-precision photometric and spectroscopic follow-up observations. Here we propose to use the Sinistro imagers and NRES spectrographs on the LCOGT 1m network to carry out these observations for dozens of candidates, which will contribute to the discovery and characterization of $sim!15$ new well characterized planets. This effort will focus on confirming Neptune- size planets, long period planets, and planets around M dwarfs, with the goal of expanding the sample of such objects known around bright stars. The planets discovered through this effort will be amenable to detailed follow-up studies, such as transmission spectroscopy with JWST.
Program Type: Standard/LCO
Run 1 (2017B): LCO-1m/Sinistro -- 300hrs
National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, Arizona 85726, Phone: (520) 318-8000, Fax: (520) 318-8360