Planetary candidates observed by Kepler IV: Planet sample from Q1-Q8 (22 months)

Burke, Christopher J. and Bryson, Stephen T. and Mullally, F. and Rowe, Jason F. and Christiansen, Jessie L. and Thompson, Susan E. and Coughlin, Jeffrey L. and Haas, Michael R. and Batalha, Natalie M. and Caldwell, Douglas A. and Jenkins, Jon M. and Still, Martin and Barclay, Thomas and Borucki, William J. and Chaplin, William J. and Ciardi, David R. and Clarke, Bruce D. and Cochran, William D. and Demory, Brice Olivier and Esquerdo, Gilbert A. and Gautier, Thomas N. and Gilliland, Ronald L. and Girouard, Forrest R. and Havel, Mathieu and Henze, Christopher E. and Howell, Steve B. and Huber, Daniel and Latham, David W. and Li, Jie and Morehead, Robert C. and Morton, Timothy D. and Pepper, Joshua and Quintana, Elisa and Ragozzine, Darin and Seader, Shawn E. and Shah, Yash and Shporer, Avi and Tenenbaum, Peter and Twicken, Joseph D. and Wolfgang, Angie (2014) Planetary candidates observed by Kepler IV: Planet sample from Q1-Q8 (22 months). Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 210 (2). pp. 19-30. ISSN 0067-0049

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We provide updates to the Kepler planet candidate sample based upon nearly two years of high-precision photometry (i.e., Q1-Q8). From an initial list of nearly 13,400 threshold crossing events, 480 new host stars are identified from their flux time series as consistent with hosting transiting planets. Potential transit signals are subjected to further analysis using the pixel-level data, which allows background eclipsing binaries to be identified through small image position shifts during transit. We also re-evaluate Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs) 1-1609, which were identified early in the mission, using substantially more data to test for background false positives and to find additional multiple systems. Combining the new and previous KOI samples, we provide updated parameters for 2738 Kepler planet candidates distributed across 2017 host stars. From the combined Kepler planet candidates, 472 are new from the Q1-Q8 data examined in this study. The new Kepler planet candidates represent 40% of the sample with R P 1 R ⊕ and represent 40% of the low equilibrium temperature (T eq < 300 K) sample. We review the known biases in the current sample of Kepler planet candidates relevant to evaluating planet population statistics with the current Kepler planet candidate sample.

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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 22:39
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 04:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: catalogs; eclipses; planetary systems; space vehicles;
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
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