Call for spectroscopy targets for UKIRT program

News article posted on by Knicole Colon

The Kepler/K2 project office has been awarded 30 hours to use UIST on the UK Infrared Telescope, UKIRT, for spectroscopic characterization of K2 targets. The aim of the UKIRT program is to provide a uniform catalog of K-band spectra of K2 targets of interest, with a focus on cool exoplanet hosts discovered by K2. We expect to acquire spectra of ~90 K2 targets in the 2015B semester. Targets from Campaigns 0, 3, and 4 are visible around December/January, August/September, and November, respectively. Members of the community are encouraged to suggest targets for this program. Those interested are encouraged to contact the K2 GO Office to discuss the feasibility of potential program. All spectra will be made publicly available on the ExoFOP.