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P. Hatzes RV (m/s) 100 0 −100 1000 1500 2000 JD − 2400000 2500 1000 1500 2000 2500 JD − 2400000 Fig. 22 (Left) Radial velocity measurements of Cet taken with the former CES at La Silla, Chile. No IP modeling was done in calculating the Doppler shifts. (Right) The calculated Doppler shifts using the same data but with IP modeling (Endl et al. 2000) Auxiliary Telescope (both have since been decommissioned). The left panel shows the Doppler shifts calculated without IP modeling. There is a clear sine-like trend which mimics the Keplerian orbit of a planet.

This method more or less preserves the statistical characteristics of the noise in your data. Of course if you still have a periodic signal in your data, then this will create a larger RMS scatter than what you would expect due to measurement uncertainties. The bootstrap will produce a higher FAP in this case and would thus be a conservative estimate of the FAP. 2 Fourier Amplitude Spectrum It is possible to get an estimate of the FAP from the Fourier amplitude spectrum. Through Monte Carlo simulations Kuschnig et al.

Such change in the IP would introduce a total instrumental shift of v = 500 m s 1 in the RV measurement (Color figure online) the IP does not change and the C250 m s 1 is always the same this will not cause problems. The problem arises if the IP were to change into the one on the right. In this case the Gaussian is asymmetric towards the blue and the centroid of each spectral line would shift by 0:17 pixels with respect to the centroid from a symmetric IP. One would thus measure a total change in relative shift in the velocity of the star by 500 m s 1 compared to measurements taken with the previous IP.