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A TESS Dress Rehearsal: Planetary Candidates and Variables from K2 Campaign 17

Crossfield, Ian J. M. and Fulton, Benjamin J. and Christiansen, Jessie L. and Ciardi, David R. and Kosiarek, Molly R. and Petigura, Erik A. and Howard, Andrew W. (2018) A TESS Dress Rehearsal: Planetary Candidates and Variables from K2 Campaign 17. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 239 (1). Art. No. 5. ISSN 1538-4365. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aae155.

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We produce light curves for all ~34,000 targets observed with K2 in Campaign 17 (C17), identifying 34 planet candidates, 184 eclipsing binaries, and 222 other periodic variables. The forward-facing direction of the C17 field means follow-up can begin immediately now that the campaign has concluded and interesting targets have been identified. The C17 field has a large overlap with C6, so this latest campaign also offers an infrequent opportunity to study a large number of targets already observed in a previous K2 campaign. The timing of the C17 data release, shortly before science operations begin with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), also lets us exercise some of the tools and methods developed for identification and dissemination of planet candidates from TESS. We find excellent agreement between these results and those identified using only K2-based tools. Among our planet candidates are several planet candidates with sizes <4 R⊕ and orbiting stars with Kp ≾ 10 (indicating good RV targets of the sort TESS hopes to find) and a Jupiter-sized single-transit event around a star already hosting a 6 day planet candidate.

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Crossfield, Ian J. M.0000-0002-1835-1891
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Christiansen, Jessie L.0000-0002-8035-4778
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Additional Information:© 2018 The American Astronomical Society. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received 2018 June 8; revised 2018 September 4; accepted 2018 September 11; published 2018 November 5. We thank the anonymous referee for useful comments that improved the quality of this paper. We thank A. Rest for discussions about the nature of EPIC 212748598. I.J.M.C. acknowledges support from NASA through K2GO grant 80NSSC18K0308 and from NSF through grant AST-1824644. Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. T.J.D. acknowledges support from the JPL Exoplanetary Science Initiative 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 - , FLWO:1.5 m (TRES) - , Keck:I (HIRES) - KECK I Telescope, APF (Levy) - .
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Subject Keywords:methods: data analysis – planets and satellites: detection – techniques: photometric
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Official Citation:Ian J. M. Crossfield et al 2018 ApJS 239 5
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