The Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect for Planets and Low-Mass Binaries

Triaud, Amaury H. M. J.

In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2011, vol. 7, no. S282, p. 385-390

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    The Rossiter-McLaughlin effect occurs during the eclipse or transit of an object in front of another one. In our case, it appears as an anomaly on the radial velocity Doppler reflex motion. The modelling of that effect allows one to measure the sky-projected angle between the rotation spin of the primary and the orbital spin of the secondary. In the case of exoplanets, it gave clues about the formation of the hot Jupiters. In this paper, I will talk about how the data are acquired, how models are adjusted to them, and which results have been made