Anglo-Australian Planet Search
An extension of the Carnegie & California Planet Search program. It uses the Anglo-Australian Telescope in conjunction with a high-resolution échelle spectrometer to monitor the 150 brightest Sun-like stars in the southern hemisphere by the radial velocity method.
The AAT Planet Search began in September 1997 and was expected to continue in its initial phase, looking for extrasolar planets as small as Saturn, until 2002. Beyond this, observations are planned until 2010 aimed at detecting planets of lower mass.
Related category• EXTRASOLAR PLANETS AND SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS
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