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dc.contributor.authorCostes, JCen
dc.contributor.authorWatson, CAen
dc.contributor.authorde Mooij, Een
dc.contributor.authorSaar, SHen
dc.contributor.authorDumusque, Xen
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Cen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, DFen
dc.contributor.authorGünther, MNen
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, JSen
dc.contributor.authorMortier, Anneliesen
dc.contributor.authorThompson, APGen
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-24T23:30:39Z
dc.date.available2021-05-24T23:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/322901
dc.description.abstractLong-term stellar activity variations can affect the detectability of long-period and Earth-analogue extrasolar planets. We have, for 54 stars, analysed the long-term trend of five activity indicators: log$R'_\mathrm{{HK}}$, the cross-correlation function (CCF) bisector span, CCF full-width-at-half-maximum, CCF contrast, and the area of the Gaussian fit to the CCF; and studied their correlation with the RVs. The sign of the correlations appears to vary as a function of stellar spectral type, and the transition in sign signals a noteworthy change in the stellar activity properties where earlier type stars appear more plage dominated. These transitions become more clearly defined when considered as a function of the convective zone depth. Therefore, it is the convective zone depth (which can be altered by stellar metallicity) that appears to be the underlying fundamental parameter driving the observed activity correlations. In addition, for most of the stars, we find that the RVs become increasingly red-shifted as activity levels increase, which can be explained by the increase in the suppression of convective blue-shift. However, we also find a minority of stars where the RVs become increasingly blue-shifted as activity levels increase. Finally, using the correlation found between activity indicators and RVs, we removed RV signals generated by long-term changes in stellar activity. We find that performing simple cleaning of such long-term signals enables improved planet detection at longer orbital periods.
dc.publisherRoyal Astronomical Society
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleLong-term stellar activity variations and their effect on radial-velocity measurementsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage850
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societyen
prism.startingPage830
prism.volume505en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.70357
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-21en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/mnras/stab1183en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-07-01en
dc.contributor.orcidMortier, Annelies [0000-0001-7254-4363]
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2966
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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