Blend analysis of HATNet transit candidates

J. D. Hartman, G. Bakos, G. Torres

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Candidate transiting planet systems discovered by wide-field groundbased surveys must go through an intensive follow-up procedure to distinguish the true transiting planets from the much more common false positives. Especially pernicious are configurations of three or more stars which produce radial velocity and light curves that are similar to those of single stars transited by a planet. In this contribution we describe the methods used by the HATNet team to reject these blends, giving a few illustrative examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDetection and Dynamics of Transiting Exoplanets
EditorsR. Diaz, C. Moutou, F. Bouchy
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759806195
StatePublished - Feb 16 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Conference on Transiting Planets: Detection and Dynamics - St. Michel l'Observatoire, France
Duration: Aug 23 2010Aug 27 2010

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Other2010 International Conference on Transiting Planets: Detection and Dynamics
CitySt. Michel l'Observatoire

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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