Extrasolar Planets and Their Host Stars

  • Kaspar von Braun
  • Tabetha Boyajian

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kaspar von Braun, Tabetha Boyajian
    Pages 1-3
  3. Kaspar von Braun, Tabetha Boyajian
    Pages 5-21
  4. Kaspar von Braun, Tabetha Boyajian
    Pages 23-59
  5. Kaspar von Braun, Tabetha Boyajian
    Pages 61-65
  6. Kaspar von Braun, Tabetha Boyajian
    Pages 67-68
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 69-75

About this book


This book explores the relations between physical parameters of extrasolar planets and their respective parent stars. Planetary parameters are often directly dependent upon their stellar counterparts. In addition, the star is almost always the only visible component of the system and contains most of the system mass. Consequently, the parent star heavily influences every aspect of planetary physics and astrophysics. Drs. Kaspar von Braun and Tabetha Boyajian use direct methods to characterize exoplanet host starts that minimize the number of assumptions needed to be made in the process.

The book provides a background on interferometric techniques for stellar diameter measurements, illustrates the authors' approach on using additional data to fully characterize the stars, provides a comprehensive update on the current state of the field, and examines in detail a number of historically significant and well-studied exoplanetary systems.


Exoplanet Atmospheres Exoplanets Detectability Extrasolar Planet Detection Fundamental Stellar Astrophysical Parameters Habitable Zones Parent Stars Exoplanets Planet Detection Interferometry Planetary System Architectures Springer Astronomy Brief

Authors and affiliations

  • Kaspar von Braun
    • 1
  • Tabetha Boyajian
    • 2
  1. 1.Lowell ObservatoryFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61196-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61198-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-9100
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-9119
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