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Proposal Information for 2006A-0472


PI: Travis Barman, University of California, Los Angeles, barman@astro.ucla.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 430 Portola Plaza, Box 951547, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547, USA

CoI: Lisa Prato, Lowell Observatory
CoI: Ian McLean, UCLA
CoI: Damien Segransan, Observatoire de Geneve
CoI: Michel Mayor, Observatoire de Geneve
CoI: Francois Bouchy, Laboratoire d'Astrophsyique de Marseille
CoI: Claire Moutou, Observatoire de Haute Provence
CoI: Stephane Udry, Observatoire de Geneve

Title: Direct Detection of a New Transiting Extrasolar Planet

Abstract: We are proposing to use NIRSPEC on Keck II to observe a newly discovered transiting extrasolar planet orbiting a very nearby bright K star. This new planet is the most promising target for direct detection to date. If successful, these observations would provide the first direct flux measurement of a ``hot-Jupiter'' from a ground-based facility. We will measure the \em K-band flux from the planet and, using state-of-the-art models, constrain some of the basic atmospheric properties.


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