Spectroscopic characterization of transiting exoplanets: A study of the possibility to detect atmospheres around exoplanets using SIMPLE
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report describes simulations of observations with the near-infrared high-resolution spectrometer SIMPLE that is proposed to the ESO telescope E-ELT. We simulate M4 and G2 stars with transiting Earth-like planets and the goal is to distinguish spectral features originating from the atmosphere of the exoplanet. Noise levels of different magnitudes are added to the simulations and the minimal signal-to-noise required for detection of the atmosphere is estimated. Our conclusion is that detection of atmospheric features looks promising using this setup.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
exoplanet, atmosphere, spectrum, extra solar planet, spectroscopy, SIMPLE, E-ELT, ESO, spectrometer, telescope, spectral features, noise, signal to noise, S/N, planet, star, red dwarf, atmospheric features, Super-Earth, Earth-like
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149020DiVA: diva2:403714
Bachelor Programme in Physics
2011-03-11, Ångström 63118, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 14:00 (English)
UppsokPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Piskunov, Nikolai, Professor
Edvardsson, Bengt, Docent