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Planetary Candidates from K2 Campaign 16

Yu, Liang and Crossfield, Ian J. M. and Schlieder, Joshua E. and Kosiarek, Molly R. and Feinstein, Adina D. and Livingston, John H. and Howard, Andrew W. and Benneke, Björn and Petigura, Erik A. and Bristow, Makennah and Christiansen, Jessie L. and Ciardi, David R. and Crepp, Justin R. and Dressing, Courtney D. and Fulton, Benjamin J. and Gonzales, Erica J. and Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin K. and Henning, Thomas and Isaacson, Howard and Lépine, Sébastien and Martinez, Arturo O. and Morales, Farisa Y. and Sinukoff, Evan (2018) Planetary Candidates from K2 Campaign 16. Astronomical Journal, 156 (1). Art. No. 22. ISSN 0004-6256. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aac6e6.

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Given that Campaign 16 of the K2 mission is one of just two K2 campaigns observed so far in "forward-facing" mode, which enables immediate follow-up observations from the ground, we present a catalog of interesting targets identified through photometry alone. Our catalog includes 30 high-quality planet candidates (showing no signs of being non-planetary in nature), 48 more ambiguous events that may be either planets or false positives, 164 eclipsing binaries, and 231 other regularly periodic variable sources. We have released light curves for all targets in C16 and have also released system parameters and transit vetting plots for all interesting candidates identified in this paper. Of particular interest is a candidate planet orbiting the bright F dwarf HD 73344 (V = 6.9, K = 5.6) with an orbital period of 15 days. If confirmed, this object would correspond to a 2.56 ± 0.18 R_⊕ planet and would likely be a favorable target for radial velocity characterization. This paper is intended as a rapid release of planet candidates, eclipsing binaries, and other interesting periodic variables to maximize the scientific yield of this campaign, and as a test run for the upcoming TESS mission, whose frequent data releases call for similarly rapid candidate identification and efficient follow up.

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Crossfield, Ian J. M.0000-0002-1835-1891
Schlieder, Joshua E.0000-0001-5347-7062
Kosiarek, Molly R.0000-0002-6115-4359
Feinstein, Adina D.0000-0002-9464-8101
Livingston, John H.0000-0002-4881-3620
Howard, Andrew W.0000-0001-8638-0320
Benneke, Björn0000-0001-5578-1498
Petigura, Erik A.0000-0003-0967-2893
Christiansen, Jessie L.0000-0002-8035-4778
Ciardi, David R.0000-0002-5741-3047
Crepp, Justin R.0000-0003-0800-0593
Dressing, Courtney D.0000-0001-8189-0233
Fulton, Benjamin J.0000-0003-3504-5316
Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin K.0000-0003-3702-0382
Isaacson, Howard0000-0002-0531-1073
Lépine, Sébastien0000-0002-2437-2947
Martinez, Arturo O.0000-0002-3311-4085
Morales, Farisa Y.0000-0001-9414-3851
Sinukoff, Evan0000-0002-5658-0601
Additional Information:© 2018. The American Astronomical Society. Received 2018 March 11; revised 2018 May 14; accepted 2018 May 16; published 2018 June 21. We thank the anonymous referee and Trevor David for providing helpful comments on the manuscript, and all those who selected the targets observed in C16. I.J.M.C. acknowledges support from NASA through K2GO grant 80NSSC18K0308 and from NSF through grant AST-1824644. He also gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the organizers and participants of the "Challenge to Super-Earths" workshop at NAOJ, during which much of this work took place. This work made use of the crossmatch database created by Megan Bedell. This paper includes data collected by the Kepler mission. Funding for the Kepler mission is provided by the NASA Science Mission directorate. Some of the data presented in this paper were obtained from the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS5-26555. Support for MAST for non-HST data is provided by the NASA Office of Space Science via grant NNX13AC07G and by other grants and contracts. This research has made use of the Exoplanet Follow-up Observing Program (ExoFOP), which is operated by the California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Facilities: Kepler - The Kepler Mission, K2 - .
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Astronomy Department
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NSF Graduate Research FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Texaco Postdoctoral FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:methods: data analysis; planets and satellites: detection; techniques: photometric
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Official Citation:Liang Yu et al 2018 AJ 156 22
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Deposited On:22 Jun 2018 14:41
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