Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) III: Planet hunting in the Draco field

Stephen R Kane, Andrew Collier Cameron, Keith Douglas Horne, David James, TA Lister, Don L Pollacco, Rachel A Street, Yiannis Tsapras

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Abstract

The Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) is a wide-field instrument used to search for extra-solar planets via the transit method. Here we present the results of a monitoring program which targeted a 9-degree field in Draco. WASP0 monitored 35 000 field stars for two consecutive months. Analysis of the light curves resulted in the detection of 11 multi-transit candidates and three single-transit candidates, two of which we recommend for further follow-up. Monte Carlo simulations matching the observing parameters estimate the expected number of transit candidates from this survey. A comparison of the expected number with the number of candidates detected is used to discuss limits on planetary companions to field stars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1103
Number of pages13
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume364
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2005

Keywords

  • methods : data analysis
  • planetary systems
  • stars : variables : x other
  • EXTRASOLAR PLANET
  • TRANSITING PLANET
  • CLUSTER NGC-6791
  • STARS
  • METALLICITY
  • TELESCOPE
  • ALGORITHM
  • DATABASE
  • CATALOG
  • DISK

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