CARMENES

Teegardens Star

Project webpage: https://carmenes.caha.es

All publications:

https://carmenes.caha.es/ext/science/index.html#anchor:refereed

Astronomer responsible for the instrument: José A. Caballero

CARMENES
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. Data from a worldwide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth and orbits the fastest moving star in the night sky. This image shows an artist’s impression of the planet’s surface. Crédito: ESO/M. Kornmesser

CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Échelle Spectrographs) is an innovative instrument designed to search for Earth-like planets. It is fitted on the 3.5-meter telescope at Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, jointly operated by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Junta de Andalucía.

CARMENES consists of two high-resolution spectrographs, one visible and one infrared, optimized for the detection of planets around nearby stars of spectral type M, the most frequent in the Galaxy, but also the coolest and faintest. It is a unique instrument in the world, both in terms of precision and stability and in terms of telescope time utilization. It works in vacuum conditions and with controlled temperatures down to the thousandth of a degree.

The CARMENES project consortium has involved more than 200 scientists and engineers, mainly from the 11 different Spanish and German institutions that have participated in the design, development, integration and scientific exploitation of the instrument. Specifically, the Spanish institutions that are part of the consortium are: Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA), Institut de Ciènces de l’Espai (ICE), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán (CAHA) and Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), CSIC-INTA, while the German institutions are: Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA), Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW), Institut für Astrophysik Göttingen (IAG), Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (TLS) and Hamburger Sternwarte (HS).

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Descubierto un planeta alrededor de la estrella Banard

Related publications

CARMENES input catalogue of M dwarfs IV. New rotation periods from photometric time series
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Gliese 49: activity evolution and detection of a super-Earth A HADES and CARMENES collaboration
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Magnetic fields in M dwarfs from the CARMENES survey
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Stellar atmospheric parameters of FGK-type stars from high-resolution optical and near-infrared CARMENES spectra
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs A super-Earth planet orbiting HD 79211 (GJ 338 B)
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Chromospheric modeling of M2-3V stars with PHOENIX
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Detection of a mini-Neptune around LSPM J2116+0234 and refinement of orbital parameters of a super-Earth around GJ 686 (BD+18 3421)
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Different roads to radii and masses of the target stars
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Nine new double-line spectroscopic binary stars
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Period search in H alpha, Na I D, and Ca II IRT lines
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Photospheric parameters of target stars from high-resolution spectroscopy. II. Simultaneous multi-wavelength range modeling of activity insensitive lines
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