Rejecting Astrophysical False Positives from the TrES Transiting Planet Survey: The Example of GSC 03885–00829

@article{ODonovan2006RejectingAF,
  title={Rejecting Astrophysical False Positives from the TrES Transiting Planet Survey: The Example of GSC 03885–00829},
  author={F. T. O'Donovan and D. Charbonneau and G. Torres and G. Mandushev and E. Dunham and D. Latham and R. Alonso and T. Brown and G. Esquerdo and M. Everett and O. Creevey},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={644},
  pages={1237-1245}
}
Ground-based wide-field surveys for nearby transiting gas giants are yielding far fewer true planets than astrophysical false positives, some of which are difficult to reject. Recent experience has highlighted the need for careful analysis to eliminate astronomical systems in which light from a faint eclipsing binary is blended with that from a bright star. During the course of the Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey, we identified a system presenting a transit-like periodic signal. We obtained the… Expand
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