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2009A&A...506..343D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 506, 343-352 (2009/10-4)

Ground-based photometry of space-based transit detections: photometric follow-up of the CoRoT mission.

DEEG H.J., GILLON M., SHPORER A., ROUAN D., STECKLUM B., AIGRAIN S., ALAPINI A., ALMENARA J.M., ALONSO R., BARBIERI M., BOUCHY F., EISLOEFFEL J., ERIKSON A., FRIDLUND M., EIGMUELLER P., HANDLER G., HATZES A., KABATH P., LENDL M., MAZEH T., MOUTOU C., QUELOZ D., RAUER H., RABUS M., TINGLEY B. and TITZ R.

Abstract (from CDS):

The motivation, techniques and performance of the ground-based photometric follow-up of transit detections by the CoRoT space mission are presented. Its principal raison d'etre arises from the much higher spatial resolution of common ground-based telescopes in comparison to CoRoT's cameras. This allows the identification of many transit candidates as arising from eclipsing binaries that are contaminating CoRoT's lightcurves, even in low-amplitude transit events that cannot be detected with ground-based obervations. For the ground observations, ``on'' - ``off'' photometry is now largely employed, in which only a short timeseries during a transit and a section outside a transit is observed and compared photometrically. CoRoTplanet candidates' transits are being observed by a dedicated team with access to telescopes with sizes ranging from 0.2 to 2m. As an example, the process that led to the rejection of contaminating eclipsing binaries near the host star of the Super-Earth planet CoRoT-7b is shown. Experiences and techniques from this work may also be useful for other transit-detection experiments, when the discovery instrument obtains data with a relatively low angular resolution.

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Journal keyword(s): methods: observational - techniques: photometric - stars: planetary systems - stars: binaries: eclipsing

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