Chapter 1. Planetary Masses and Orbital Parameters from Radial Velocity Measurements

  1. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Dvorak
  1. Christian Beaugé1,
  2. Sylvio Ferraz-Mello2 and
  3. Tatiana A. Michtchenko2

Published Online: 16 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621361.ch1

Extrasolar Planets: Formation, Detection and Dynamics

Extrasolar Planets: Formation, Detection and Dynamics

How to Cite

Beaugé, C., Ferraz-Mello, S. and Michtchenko, T. A. (2007) Planetary Masses and Orbital Parameters from Radial Velocity Measurements, in Extrasolar Planets: Formation, Detection and Dynamics (ed R. Dvorak), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621361.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Vienna, Institute for Astronomy, Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17, 1180 Wien, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Observatorio Astronómico, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Laprida 854, (X5000B GR), Córdoba, Argentina

  2. 2

    Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão 1226, 05508-900 São Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406715

Online ISBN: 9783527621361

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Keywords:

  • extrasolar planets;
  • planetary masses;
  • orbital parameters;
  • radial velocity measurements;
  • exoplanet detection;
  • astrocentric elements;
  • orbital fits;
  • coordinate systems;
  • equations of motion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Exoplanet Detection

  • Radial Velocity in Astrocentric Elements

  • Orbital Fits from Radial Velocity Curves

    • Primary Parameters

    • Secondary Parameters

    • N-Body Fits

  • Coordinate Systems and Equations of Motion

    • Barycentric Hamiltonian Equations

    • Jacobi Hamiltonian Formalism

    • Poincaré Hamiltonian Formalism

    • Generalized Orbital Elements and Delaunay Variables

    • Comparisons Between Coordinate Systems

    • The Conservation of the Angular Momentum