First results from SEEDS


M. Tamura, and SEEDS/HiCIAO/AO team




The purpose of the SEEDS (Subaru Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks) project is to conduct a direct imaging survey, searching for giant planets as well as protoplanetary/debris disks at a few to a few tens of AU region around 500 nearby solar-type or more massive young stars with the combination of the Subaru 8.2m telescope, the new high-contrast instrument HiCIAO and the adaptive optics system. After instrument performance verification, the SEEDS survey successfully started in October 2009. Although interrupted by a trouble of the AO188 deformable mirror, we have detected many companion candidates to be followed-up, and clear and much better detections of disks or details of known disks structures. In this talk, we will outline our goal, current status, and early results.

Attached documents

Lyot2010proc s2 talk TamuraM.pdf
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