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Sherlock: An Automated Follow-Up Telescope for Wide-Field Transit Searches

Kotredes, Lewis and Charbonneau, David and Looper, Dagny L. and O’Donovan, Francis T. (2004) Sherlock: An Automated Follow-Up Telescope for Wide-Field Transit Searches. In: The Search for Other Worlds. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.713. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 173-176. ISBN 0-7354-0190-X.

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The most significant challenge currently facing photometric surveys for transiting gas-giant planets is that of confusion with eclipsing binary systems that mimic the photometric signature. A simple way to reject most forms of these false positives is high-precision, rapid-cadence monitoring of the suspected transit at higher angular resolution and in several filters. We are currently building a system that will perform higher-angular-resolution, multi-color follow-up observations of candidate systems identified by Sleuth (our wide-field transit survey instrument at Palomar), and its two twin system instruments in Tenerife and northern Arizona.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 24 June 2004.
Subject Keywords:extrasolar planets, eclipsing binary stars, astronomical telescopes, astronomical photometry, transits
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:713
Classification Code:PACS: 97.82.Cp; 97.82.Fs; 97.80.Hn
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Official Citation:Sherlock: An Automated Follow-Up Telescope for Wide-Field Transit Searches Lewis Kotredes, David Charbonneau, Dagny L. Looper, and Francis T. O'Donovan, AIP Conf. Proc. 713, 173 (2004), DOI:10.1063/1.1774519
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