SEEDS — Strategic explorations of exoplanets and disks with the Subaru Telescope —

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Author(s)

    • TAMURA Motohide TAMURA Motohide
    • Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo|Extrasolar Planet Project Office, National Astronomical Observatory|Astrobiology Center, National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Abstract

The first convincing detection of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, or exoplanets, was made in 1995. In only 20 years, the number of the exoplanets including promising candidates has already accumulated to more than 5000. Most of the exoplanets discovered so far are detected by indirect methods because the direct imaging of exoplanets needs to overcome the extreme contrast between the bright central star and the faint planets. Using the large Subaru 8.2-m Telescope, a new high-contrast imager, HiCIAO, and second-generation adaptive optics (AO188), the most ambitious high-contrast direct imaging survey to date for giant planets and planet-forming disks has been conducted, the SEEDS project. In this review, we describe the aims and results of the SEEDS project for exoplanet/disk science. The completeness and uniformity of this systematic survey mean that the resulting data set will dominate this field of research for many years.

Journal

  • Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B

    Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B 92(2), 45-55, 2016

    The Japan Academy

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005125608
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00785485
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0386-2208
  • NDL Article ID
    027162377
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-T495
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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