EAS Publications Series
Volume 33, 20082nd ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
|Page(s)||75 - 82|
|Published online||13 November 2008|
H. Zinnecker, N. Epchtein and H. Rauer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 33 (2008) 75-82
Examples of the potential contribution of Dome C for the Darwin project
Dpt. Física Teórica, Facultad de
Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
The success of projects aiming at the detection of Earth-like planets orbiting nearby stars and the physical-chemical characterization of the terrestrial planet's atmospheres requires a careful selection of the target stars as well as a detailed knowledge of their properties and of the stellar environment. Both aspects have to be fulfilled with specific observations. The conditions of Dome C for astronomical observations are very much appropriate to make a significant contribution to these preparatory observations. Some examples are presented here, in particular related to high-precision photometry and high spatial resolution observations.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2008
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