Radial velocity follow-up for confirmation and characterization of transiting exoplanets

Bouchy, François ; Moutou, Claire ; Queloz, Didier

In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2008, vol. 4, no. S253, p. 129-139

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    Radial Velocity follow-up is essential to establish or exclude the planetary nature of a transiting companion as well as to accurately determine its mass. Here we present some elements of an efficient Doppler follow-up strategy, based on high-resolution spectroscopy, devoted to the characterization of transiting candidates. Some aspects and results of the radial velocity follow-up of the CoRoT space mission are presented in order to illustrate the strategy used to deal with the zoo of transiting candidates