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The Anglo-Australian Planet Search or AAPS is a long-term astronomical survey started in 1998 and continuing to the present. It is being carried out on the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope
Anglo-Australian Telescope
The Anglo-Australian Telescope is a 3.9 m equatorially mounted telescope operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory and situated at the Siding Spring Observatory, Australia at an altitude of a little over 1100 m...

, AAT, of the Anglo-Australian Observatory
Anglo-Australian Observatory
The Australian Astronomical Observatory , formerly the Anglo-Australian Observatory, is an optical/near-infrared astronomy observatory with its headquarters in suburban Sydney, Australia...

 in Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

. The purpose of this survey is to catalog planets around more than 240 nearby stars of the southern hemisphere. Observations are made using the AAT and the University College London
University College London
University College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London...

 Echelle Spectrograph or UCLES. This survey uses the radial velocity method to search for extrasolar planets.

Planets discovered by AAPS


This survey has announced the discovery of 27 planetary objects as of May 2009, including three multi-planet systems.
Planet
Planet
A planet is a celestial body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.The term planet is ancient, with ties to history, science,...

Date announced
mu Ara b  3 Dec 2000
eps Ret b  3 Dec 2000
HD 179949 b
HD 179949 b
HD 179949 b is an extrasolar planet discovered by the Anglo-Australian Planet Search at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, which orbits the star HD 179949. The planet is a so-called "hot Jupiter", a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting very close to its parent star. In this case, orbital distance is almost...

 
3 Dec 2000
HD 142 b
HD 142 b
HD 142 b is a jovian exoplanet approximately 67 light years away in the constellation of Phoenix. This planet orbits about 1.045 AU from HD 142....

 
Oct 2001
HD 23079 b
HD 23079 b
HD 23079 b is an exoplanet approximately 114 light years away in the constellation Reticulum. The planet has mass of at least 2.45 Jupiters, although only the minimum mass is known since inclination is unknown. The planet takes almost exactly two years to orbit the star at the average distance of...

 
Oct 2001
pi Men b
Pi Mensae b
Pi Mensae b , also known as HD 39091 b, is an extrasolar planet approximately 59 light-years away in the constellation of Mensa...

 
Oct 2001
HD 2039 b
HD 2039 b
HD 2039 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star HD 2039. It is almost five times as massive as Jupiter and has a very eccentric orbit.-External links:* *...

 
13 Jun 2002
HD 73526 b
HD 73526 b
HD 73526 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting about 61 million miles away from its parent star. This planet is more massive than Jupiter in our solar system, so is most likely a gas giant. Based on its orbit and the stellar luminosity, the planet probably receives insolation 61% that of Mercury....

 
13 Jun 2002
HD 30177 b
HD 30177 b
HD 30177 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 178 light-years away in the constellation of Dorado, orbiting the star HD 30177. This is one of the most massive planets ever detected by the radial velocity method. In addition, the planet orbits far from the star, about 4 AU away, taking...

 
13 Jun 2002
HD 76700 b
HD 76700 b
HD 76700 b is an exoplanet discovered orbiting the star in 2002. The planet is a hot Jupiter with a mass at least 0.233 times that of Jupiter. It orbits very close to its parent star and completes one orbit in less than four days....

 
13 Jun 2002
HD 196050 b
HD 196050 b
HD 196050 b is a 1378-day extrasolar planet with a minimum mass of 2.90 Jupiter mass. The average orbital distance is 2.54 astronomical units or 380 gigameters or 12.3 microparsecs. The orbital eccentricity is 22.8%. The periastron distance is 1.96 AU and the apastron distance is 3.12 AU...

 
13 Jun 2002
rho Ind b
Rho Indi b
Rho Indi b is a planet that orbits around Rho Indi. Its semimajor axis is 2.54 AU placing just outside the star’s habitable zone. The planet takes 3.7 years to orbit the star. It is over twice as massive as Jupiter.-External links:* *...

 
13 Jun 2002
tau1 Gru b
Tau1 Gruis b
Tau1 Gruis b, also known as HD 216435 b, is an extrasolar planet approximately 109 light-years away in the constellation of Grus . The planet was discovered orbiting the star in September 2002. It was calculated that the planet orbits its sun at an average distance of 2.7 astronomical units. The...

 
17 Sep 2002
HD 70642 b
HD 70642 b
HD 70642 b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star HD 70642 at 3.23 AU distance and takes 5.66 years to revolve. This planet may have systems of moons like Jupiter. This planet was discovered on July 3, 2003.-External links:*...

 
4 Jul 2003
HD 102117 b
HD 102117 b
HD 102117 b is a planet that orbits the star HD 102117. The planet is a small gas giant a fifth the size of Jupiter. It orbits very close to its star, but not in a "torch orbit" like the famous 51 Pegasi b. It is one of the smallest extrasolar planets discovered so far.In 2004, the Anglo-Australian...

 
15 Sep 2004
HD 117618 b
HD 117618 b
HD 117618 b is an exoplanet discovered orbiting the star in September 2004. The planet is a small gas giant less than a fifth the mass of Jupiter. It orbits close to its star in a very eccentric orbit.- External links :*...

 
15 Sep 2004
HD 154857 b
HD 154857 b
HD 154857 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 224 light years away in the constellation of Ara. This is a gas giant mass that orbits the star in an eccentric orbit. This planet was detected by using Anglo-Australian Telescope UCLE spectrometer....

 
15 Sep 2004
mu Ara c  15 Sep 2004
HD 208487 b
HD 208487 b
HD 208487 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 144 light-years away in the constellation of Grus, orbiting the star HD 208487. This planet has a minimum mass close to half that of Jupiter and is most probably a gas giant. The planet orbits the star in a close, eccentric orbit. One...

 
15 Sep 2004
HD 20782b  1 Jun 2006
HD 187085 b
HD 187085 b
HD 187085 b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2006 by a team led by Geoffrey Marcy. HD 187085 b orbits its star in a highly eccentric orbit. The discovery was made as part of the Anglo-Australian Planet Search....

 
1 Jun 2006
HD 73526 c
HD 73526 c
HD 73526 c is an extrasolar planet orbiting about 97 million miles away from its parent star. Based on its mass, this planet is likely to be a gas giant. At the distance this planet orbits from its star, which is more luminous than our Sun, HD 73526 c would receive insolation 84% that of Venus.HD...

 
10 Aug 2006
HD 23127b  7 Feb 2007
HD 154857 c
HD 154857 c
HD 154857 c is an unconfirmed extrasolar planet located approximately 224 light-years away in the constellation of Ara, orbiting the star HD 154857. This planet takes at least 1900 days to orbit the star. It was discovered on 9 February 2007 by O’Toole in Australia using the method Doppler...

 
7 Feb 2007
HD 159868 b
HD 159868 b
HD 159868 b is a extrasolar planet that orbits HD 159868. It is a jovian planet. The orbit is extremely eccentric at the average distance of 2 AU. The orbital distance ranges from as close as 0.62 AU to as far as 3.38 AU....

 
7 Feb 2007
GJ 832 b
Gliese 832 b
Gliese 832 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 16 light-years away in the constellation of Grus, orbiting the star Gliese 832. This is the longest-period Jupiter-like planet orbiting around a red dwarf star. This planet takes 3416 days to revolve at an orbital distance of 3.4 AU...

 
1 Sep 2008
HD 16417 b
HD 16417 b
HD 16417 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 83 light years away in the constellation of Fornax, orbiting the 6th magnitude G-type main sequence star λ2 Fornacis. This planet has minimum mass only 7% that of Jupiter, making this a Neptune-mass planet...

 
23 Feb 2009

See also

  • HARPS spectrograph is another planet detector in the southern hemisphere.
  • List of extrasolar planets

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