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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
Affiliation:
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona email: aproctor@lpl.arizona.edu
Steve B. Howell
Affiliation:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
William H. Sherry
Affiliation:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Kaspar von Braun
Affiliation:
Michelson Science Center California Institute of Technology
Mark E. Everett
Affiliation:
Planetary Science Institute
John J. Feldmeir
Affiliation:
Youngstown State University
David R. Ciardi
Affiliation:
Michelson Science Center California Institute of Technology
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Abstract

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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.

Type
Contributed Papers
Copyright
Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2009

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