We are observing stars with planets orbiting very close to them. These planets complete an orbit around their star in about a day. This means the planets are heated and pulled by the star’s gravity and magnetic field. We are looking at the signatures of that in emission from calcium in the outer layers of the star’s atmosphere.
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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *
Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite
Surface Chemistry of Peculiar Hot Subdwarfs
Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere
* Observation titles do not imply any actual discoveries.View more observations