The Gold Standard: Accurate Stellar and Planetary Parameters for Eight Kepler M dwarf Systems Enabled by Parallaxes

@article{Mann2017TheGS,
  title={The Gold Standard: Accurate Stellar and Planetary Parameters for Eight Kepler M dwarf Systems Enabled by Parallaxes},
  author={A. Mann and T. Dupuy and P. Muirhead and Marshall C. Johnson and Michael C. Liu and M. Ansdell and P. Dalba and J. Swift and S. Hadden},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2017}
}
We report parallaxes and proper motions from the Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program for eight nearby M dwarf stars with transiting exoplanets discovered by Kepler. We combine our directly measured distances with mass-luminosity and radius-luminosity relationships to significantly improve constraints on the host stars' properties. Our astrometry enables the identification of wide stellar companions to the planet hosts. Within our limited sample, all the multi-transiting planet hosts (three of… Expand
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