CHEOPS Performance for Exomoons: The Detectability of Exomoons by Using Optimal Decision Algorithm

  title={CHEOPS Performance for Exomoons: The Detectability of Exomoons by Using Optimal Decision Algorithm},
  author={Attila E. Simon and Gyula M. Szab'o and L{\'a}szl{\'o} L. Kiss and Andrea Fortier and W. Benz},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • A. Simon, G. Szab'o, W. Benz
  • Published 3 August 2015
  • Physics, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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