Understanding Astrophysical Noise from Stellar Surface Magneto-Convection

H. M. Cegla, C. A. Watson, S. Shelyag, M. Mathioudakis

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To obtain cm/s precision, stellar surface magneto-convection must be disentangled from observed radial velocities (RVs). In order to understand and remove the convective signature, we create Sun-as-a-star model observations based on a 3D magnetohydrodynamic solar simulation. From these Sun-as-a-star model observations, we find several line characteristics are correlated with the induced RV shifts. The aim of this campaign is to feed directly into future high precision RV studies, such as the search for habitable, rocky worlds, with forthcoming spectrographs such as ESPRESSO.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun: Lowell Observatory
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2014

Bibliographical note

6 pages, 3 figures; presented at the 18th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems, and the Sun (CoolStars18); to appear in the proceedings of Lowell Observatory (9-13 June 2014), edited by G. van Belle & H. Harris. Updated with correct y-axis units on righthand plot in figure 3


  • astro-ph.SR
  • astro-ph.EP
  • astro-ph.IM


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