Optimized observation plan for the candidate stars in the N2 band.
|Star||Observation number||Month||Yield increase|
|α Cen A||1||–||0.477|
|α Cen B||1||–||0.263|
|α Cen A||2||3||0.050|
|α Cen B||2||3||0.045|
|α Cen A||3||6||0.027|
|α Cen B||3||4||0.020|
|α Cen A||4||9||0.018|
|α Cen B||4||6||0.015|
Notes. The list includes the initial observation (month) and three observations at later dates based on a maximum increase in yield each date for the top five stars. Certain stars benefit more from repeat observations, in part because the benefits of repeat observations are inclination dependent. As the chart shows, observing τ Ceti for the first time provides very low yield. Summing yield prior to τ Ceti results in an expected yield of 1.48 planets in the N2 band. This observation plan would take approximately 34 h to perform in N2 only if we assume 50% efficiency.
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