Rate and nature of false positives in the CoRoT exoplanet search

  title={Rate and nature of false positives in the CoRoT exoplanet search},
  author={J. Almenara and H. Deeg and E. al.},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. The CoRoT satellite searches for planets by applying the transit method, monitoring up to 12 000 stars in the galactic plane for 150 days in each observing run. This search is contaminated by a large fraction of false positives, caused by different eclipsing binary configurations that might be confused with a transiting planet. Aims. We evaluate the rates and nature of false positives in the CoRoT exoplanets search and compare our results with semiempirical predictions. Methods. We… Expand

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