Ground-Based Photometric Searches for Transiting Planets

@article{Mazeh2008GroundBasedPS,
  title={Ground-Based Photometric Searches for Transiting Planets},
  author={Tsevi Mazeh},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={11 - 19}
}
  • T. Mazeh
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract This paper reviews the basic technical characteristics of the ground-based photometric searches for transiting planets, and discusses a possible observational selection effect. I suggest that additional photometric observations of the already observed fields might discover new transiting planets with periods around 4–6 days. The set of known transiting planets supports the intriguing correlation between the planetary mass and the orbital period suggested already in 2005. 
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