PSJC #59 February 26 2010

Patricio Cubillos

An Infrared Spectroscopic Search of the Exoplanet HD 217107b

We have revisited a correlation method to directly search the high-resolution signature of a known non-transiting extrasolar planet in the combined near infrared spectrum of the system HD217107 using thermal emission atmospheric models, the objective of this work is to obtain the inclination of the orbit, the mass of the exoplanet, and the planet-to-star flux ratio. Along with the results, we present simulations of the method on other planet candidates, for which we generated an optimized observational and selection strategy to increase future probabilities of success.