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An a priori investigation of astrophysical false positives in ground-based transiting planet surveys

Evans, Thomas; Sackett, Penny

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Astrophysical false positives due to stellar eclipsing binaries pose one of the greatest challenges to ground-based surveys for transiting hot Jupiters. We have used known properties of multiple star systems and hot Jupiter systems to predict, a priori, the number of such false detections and the number of genuine planet detections recovered in two hypothetical but realistic ground-based transit surveys targeting fields close to the galactic plane (b ∼ 10°): a shallow survey covering a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60897
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/712/1/38

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