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SA: Exploration of magnetic activity indices in M dwarfs – Oviedo

April 18 @ 12:15 pm 12:30 pm CMT

During the last decades, M stars have gained substantial interest in the search for exoplanets due not only to the high occurrence of terrestrial-type planets but also to the greater ease of detection of low-mass planets. However, one of the major limitations in the study of extrasolar planetary systems using the radial velocity method is the presence of the activity cycles of the stars. In this talk, we present the first steps to perform a unique study of activity in those M stars that are targets in planet search programs.

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