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Burrell-Optical-Kepler Survey (BOKS): A Variability Search in the Kepler Field

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 May 2008

Amanda L. Proctor
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona email:
Steve B. Howell
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
William H. Sherry
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Kaspar von Braun
Michelson Science Center California Institute of Technology
Mark E. Everett
Planetary Science Institute
John J. Feldmeir
Youngstown State University
David R. Ciardi
Michelson Science Center California Institute of Technology
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We present the results of eighteen non-continuous nights of time series photometric observations of a 1.25 deg2 field in Cygnus centered on the NASA Kepler Mission field of view. Using the Case Western Burrell Schmidt telescope we gathered a dataset containing light curves of roughly 30,000 stars with 14 < r < 19. We have statistically examined each light curve to test for variability, periodicity, and unusual light curve trends, including exoplanet transits. We present a summary of our photometric project including a characterization of the level and content of stellar variability in this field. We will also discuss our potential exoplanet candidates.

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