Toward Extremely Precise Radial Velocities. I. Simulated Solar Spectra for Testing Exoplanet Detection Algorithms


To robustly detect and accurately characterize low-mass planets via Doppler planet surveys, the exoplanet community must develop statistical models capable of jointly modeling planetary perturbations and intrinsic stellar variability. Toward this effort, this note presents simulations of extremely high resolution, solar-like spectra created with SOAP 2.0 (Dumusque et al. 2014) that includes multiple evolving star spots. We anticipate this data set will contribute to future studies developing, testing, and comparing statistical methods for measuring physical radial velocities amid contamination by stellar variability.



Christian Gilbertson
Graduate Student