Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 410, 323-335 (2003/10-4)
A search for planets in the old open cluster NGC 6791.
BRUNTT H., GRUNDAHL F., TINGLEY B., FRANDSEN S., STETSON P.B. and THOMSEN B.
Abstract (from CDS):
We describe the results of a search for transit-like events caused by giant planets occulting stars in the old, metal-rich open cluster NGC 6791 based on BVI-colour photometry from eight nights of observations with the 2.54m Nordic Optical Telescope. To extract the light curves we have used both PSF photometry (daophot) and the difference imaging technique (isis). We have re-analyzed observations from earlier campaigns to search for multiple transits, determine periods of long-period variables, and detect eclipsing binaries. We confirm 20 known variables and have discovered 22 new low-amplitude variables with amplitudes in the range 7-40mmag and periods 1-16days. We have found the primary and secondary eclipses of two eclipsing binaries based on the new and older photometric campaigns. The search for transit-like events has turned up a few single-transit candidates. The transit depths are 10mmag in both the V and I filters over periods of 1.0-2.5 hours, but future observations are required to see whether identical transit-like events recur in these same stars.
stars: planetary systems - stars: binaries: eclipsing - stars: variables: general - clusters open and associations: individual: NGC 6791