Transiting exocomets detected in broadband light by TESS in the β Pictoris system

  title={Transiting exocomets detected in broadband light by TESS in the $\beta$ Pictoris system},
  author={Sebastian Zięba and Konstanze Zwintz and Matthew A. Kenworthy and Grant M. Kennedy},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
Aims. We search for signs of falling evaporating bodies (FEBs, also known as exocomets) in photometric time series obtained for β Pictoris after fitting and removing its δ Scuti-type pulsation frequencies. Methods. Using photometric data obtained by the TESS satellite we determined the pulsational properties of the exoplanet host star β Pictoris through frequency analysis. We then pre-whitened the 54 identified δ Scuti p-modes and investigated the residual photometric time series for the… Expand

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