CARMENES

CAB is part of the CARMENES consortium, an innovative instrument designed to search for Earth-like planets.
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Página web del proyecto: 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 installed at the 3.5-metre telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, jointly operated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Junta de Andalucía.

CARMENES consists of two high-resolution spectrographs, one for visible and one for infrared, optimised 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 the use of telescope time. It works in vacuum conditions and with temperatures controlled down to the thousandth of a degree.

More than 200 scientists and engineers have been involved in the CARMENES project consortium, 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), the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), the Centro Astronómico Hispano-Alemán (CAHA) and the 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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Publicaciones relacionadas

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 multiwavelength range modeling of activity insensitive lines
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs The enigmatic planetary system GJ 4276: one eccentric planet or two planets in a 2:1 resonance?
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs Two temperate Earth-mass planet candidates around Teegarden's Star
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Dynamical characterization of the multiple planet system GJ 1148 and prospects of habitable exomoons around GJ 1148 b
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: Measuring precise radial velocities in the near infrared: The example of the super-Earth CD Cet b
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The CARMENES search for exoplanets around M dwarfs: The HeI infrared triplet lines in PHOENIX models of M 2-3 V stars
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Water vapor detection in the transmission spectra of HD 209458 b with the CARMENES NIR channel
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