Identification of Background False Positives from Kepler Data

Дата и время публикации : 2013-02-28T23:52:57Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Stephen T. Bryson
Jon M. Jenkins
Ronald L. Gilliland
Joseph D. Twicken
Bruce Clarke
Jason Rowe
Douglas Caldwell
Natalie Batalha
Fergal Mullally
Michael R. Haas
Peter Tenenbaum

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Коментарии к cтатье: 72 pages, 38 figures. To appear in PASP
Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.EP

Краткий обзор статьи: The Kepler Mission was launched on March 6, 2009 to perform a photometric survey of more than 100,000 dwarf stars to search for Earth-size planets with the transit technique. The reliability of the resulting planetary candidate list relies on the ability to identify and remove false positives. Major sources of astrophysical false positives are planetary transits and stellar eclipses on background stars. We describe several new techniques for the identification of background transit sources that are separated from their target stars, indicating an astrophysical false positive. These techniques use only Kepler photometric data. We describe the concepts and construction of these techniques in detail as well as their performance and relative merits.

Category: Physics