Kim K. McLeod - Wellesley College

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Kim K. McLeod
Affiliation
Wellesley College
City
Irvine
Country
United States

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Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (8)
 
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Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (2)

Publications Authored By Kim K. McLeod

We report the discovery of KELT-12b, a highly inflated Jupiter-mass planet transiting a mildly evolved host star. We identified the initial transit signal in the KELT-North survey data and established the planetary nature of the companion through precise follow-up photometry, high-resolution spectroscopy, precise radial velocity measurements, and high-resolution adaptive optics imaging. Our preferred best-fit model indicates that the $V = 10. Read More

We report the discovery of KELT-6b, a mildly-inflated Saturn-mass planet transiting a metal-poor host. The initial transit signal was identified in KELT-North survey data, and the planetary nature of the occulter was established using a combination of follow-up photometry, high-resolution imaging, high-resolution spectroscopy, and precise radial velocity measurements. The fiducial model from a global analysis including constraints from isochrones indicates that the V=10. Read More

We present observations of a circumstellar disk that is inclined close to edge-on around a young brown dwarf in the Taurus star-forming region. Using data obtained with SpeX at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, we find that the slope of the 0.8-2. Read More

2000Jan
Affiliations: 1Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 3Wellesley College, 4Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 5INAOE, 6Steward Observatory, 7Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 8IPAC, 9UCLA, 10Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Category: Astrophysics

The NASA/ISO Key Project on active galactic nuclei (AGN) seeks to better understand the broad-band spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of these sources from radio to X-rays, with particular emphasis on infrared properties. The ISO sample includes a wide variety of AGN types and spans a large redshift range. Two subsamples are considered herein: 8 high-redshift (1 < z < 4. Read More

1999Feb
Affiliations: 1Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 3Wellesley College, 4Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 5Steward Observatory, 6IPAC, 7UCLA, 8Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Category: Astrophysics

The U.S. ISO Key Project on quasar spectral energy distributions seeks to better understand the very broad-band emission features of quasars from radio to X-rays. Read More

1999Feb
Affiliations: 1Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 3Wellesley College, 4Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 5Steward Observatory, 6IPAC, 7UCLA, 8Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Category: Astrophysics

ISO provides a key new far-infrared window through which to observe the multi-wavelength spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). It allows us, for the first time, to observe a substantial fraction of the quasar population in the far-IR, and to obtain simultaneous, multi-wavelength observations from 5--200 microns. With these data we can study the behavior of the IR continuum in comparison with expectations from competing thermal and non-thermal models. Read More

1998Sep
Affiliations: 1Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 2Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 3Wellesley College, 4Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 5Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, 6UCLA, 7IPAC, 8Steward Observatory
Category: Astrophysics

Observations for the U.S. key project on quasars using ISO were completed in April when the satellite's cryogen supply expired. Read More

1995Oct
Affiliations: 1CfA, 2Steward Observatory, 3Steward Observatory, 4CfA, 5CfA
Category: Astrophysics

The sub-parsec masing disk recently found to be orbiting a central mass of $\sim3.6\times10^7$~\msun\ in the Seyfert/LINER galaxy NGC~4258 provides the most compelling evidence to date for the existence of a massive black hole in the nucleus of a galaxy. The disk is oriented nearly edge-on %($\bf i=83$\deg) and the X-ray spectrum %(Makishima \etal\ 1994) is heavily absorbed. Read More