Radial Velocity Variability of Hot Jupiter Candidates in TESS
Wilson, Megan, Astronomy, University of Virginia
Majewski, Steven, University of Virginia
In an effort to confirm transiting planet candidates detected by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), we used the radial velocity observing method to conduct follow up observations on our vetted candidates. We are focused on Hot Jupiter planets in an effort to better understand their role in the collective composition of extra-solar planets and because of the preference that the RV
method has in detecting high mass planets orbiting close in to lower mass stars. The radial velocity method is ideal for conducting ground-based follow up observations on companions detected by transit surveys. Another goal in this is to determine the mass of any confirmed planets in hopes to provide more information about the formation and atmosphere of Hot Jupiter planets.
BS (Bachelor of Science)