Journal Article

A uniformly derived catalogue of exoplanets from radial velocities

Morgan D. J. Hollis, Sreekumar T. Balan, Greg Lever and Ofer Lahav

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 423, issue 3, pages 2800-2814
Published in print July 2012 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online June 2012 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21089.x
A uniformly derived catalogue of exoplanets from radial velocities

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A new catalogue of extrasolar planets is presented by re-analysing a selection of published radial velocity data sets using exofit. All objects are treated on an equal footing within a Bayesian framework to give orbital parameters for 94 exoplanetary systems. Model selection (between one- and two-planet solutions) is then performed using both a visual flagging method and a standard chi-square analysis, with agreement between the two methods for 99 per cent of the systems considered. The catalogue is to be made available online, and this ‘proof of concept’ study may be maintained and extended in the future to incorporate all systems with publicly available radial velocity data, as well as transit and microlensing data.

Keywords: methods: data analysis; astronomical data bases: miscellaneous; stars: individual; planetary systems

Journal Article.  5684 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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