On the detectability of habitable exomoons with Kepler-class photometry

@inproceedings{Kipping2009OnTD,
  title={On the detectability of habitable exomoons with Kepler-class photometry},
  author={David M. Kipping and Stephen J. Fossey and Giammarco Campanella},
  year={2009}
}
In this paper we investigate the detectability of a habitable-zone exomoon around various configurations of exoplanetary systems with the Kepler Mission or photometry of approximately equal quality. We calculate both the predicted transit timing signal amplitudes and the estimated uncertainty on such measurements in order to calculate the confidence in detecting such bodies across a broad spectrum of orbital arrangements. The effects of stellar variability, instrument noise and photon noise are… CONTINUE READING