Ground-based photometry of space-based transit detections: photometric follow-up of the CoRoT mission

@article{Deeg2009GroundbasedPO,
  title={Ground-based photometry of space-based transit detections: photometric follow-up of the CoRoT mission},
  author={H. J. Deeg and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and Avi Shporer and Daniel Rouan and B. Stecklum and et. al.},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  volume={506},
  pages={343-352}
}
The motivation, techniques and performance of the ground-based photometric follow-up of transit detections by the CoRoT space mission are presented. Its principal raison d’etre arises from the much higher spatial resolution of common ground-based telescopes in comparison to CoRoT’s cameras. This allows the identification of many transit candidates as arising from eclipsing binaries that are contaminating CoRoT’s lightcurves, even in low-amplitude transit events that cannot be detected with… Expand

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