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Extrasolar Planet Transit Light Curves and a Method to Select the Best Planet Candidates for Mass Follow-up

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January 4, 2003
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Astrophysics, abstract
astro-ph/0210076


From: Sara Seager <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 18:56:19 GMT (11kb)

Extrasolar Planet Transit Light Curves and a Method to Select the Best Planet Candidates for Mass Follow-up


Authors:
S. Seager (IAS and CIW DTM),
G. Mallen-Ornelas (Princeton and PUC)

Comments: 4 pages, to appear in ASP Conf. Ser., Scientific Frontiers on
Research of Extrasolar Planets, eds. D. Deming & S. Seager


A unique analytical solution of planet and star parameters can be derived
from an extrasolar planet transit light curve under a number of assumptions.
This analytical solution can be used to choose the best planet transit
candidates for radial velocity follow-up measurements, with or without a known
spectral type. In practice, high photometric precision (< 0.005 mag) and high
time sampling (< 5 minutes) are needed for this method. See Seager &
Mallen-Ornelas (2002) for full details.

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