Detecting ‘Temperate’ Jupiters: the prospects of searching for transiting gas giants in Habitable Zones

  title={Detecting ‘Temperate’ Jupiters: the prospects of searching for transiting gas giants in Habitable Zones},
  author={Scott W. Fleming and Stephen R. Kane and P. R. McCullough and Frederick R. Chromey},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Wide-field photometric surveys in search of transiting extrasolar planets are now numerous and have met with some success in finding hot Jupiters. These transiting planets have very short periods and very small semimajor axes, facilitating their discovery in such surveys. Transiting planets with longer periods present more of a challenge, since they transit their parent stars less frequently. This paper investigates the effects of observing windows on detecting transiting planets by calculating… 
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