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Paper: Polarimetry of Extrasolar Planets
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 389
Authors: Berdyugin, A.; Berdyugina, S.; Fluri, D.; Piirola, V.
Abstract: Polarimetry is a powerful technique for detecting directly the starlight that is scattered in a planetary atmosphere and, thus, possesses information on its geometry, chemistry, and thermodynamics. Recently, we have started a polarimetric survey of nearby planetary systems with hot Jupiters closely orbiting their host stars using the DiPol polarimeter at the KVA telescope and the TurPol polarimeter at the Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma. Here we present our first results and discuss orbital parameters of the HD 189733 system and scattering properties of its planet.
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