EAS Publications Series
Volume 6, 2003Observing with the VLTI
|Page(s)||273 - 273|
|Published online||31 January 2003|
G. Perrin and F. Malbet (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 6 (2003) 273
Interacting binaries and extrasolar planets: Challenges for VLTI
Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Faculty of Physics, University of Athens, GR 157 84, Zografos, Athens, Greece
Optical Interferometry can play an important role in modern astronomy. Extrasolar planet and binary star research, are some of the fields, where we will face important discoveries in the future. For the VLTI this will be a real challenge, since it will be the pioneer in angular resolution. In addition, high flux sensitivity will help detecting not only Jupiter-sized planets, but Earth-sized planets too. The ability of the VLTI in detecting new planets, measuring stellar diameters and stellar proper motions, with the use of such techniques, is presented.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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