Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Polarized glare of extrasolar planets »

Svetlana V. Berdyugina
Inst. Astronomy, ETH-Zentrum Zürich (Zurich, Suisse)

Polarimetry is a powerful technique for detecting directly the starlight that is scattered in a planetary atmosphere and, thus, possesses information on its geometry, chemistry, and thermodynamics. Recently, we have started a polarimetric survey of nearby planetary systems with hot Jupiters closely orbiting their host stars using the DiPol polarimeter at the KVA telescope and the TurPol polarimeter at the Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma. I will present our first results for HD189733 and some other systems and will discuss orbital parameters and scattering properties of their planets.
vendredi 16 janvier 2009 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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