The burrell-optical-kepler-survey (BOKS). I. Survey description and initial results

Feldmeier, John J. and Howell, Steve B. and Sherry, William and von Braun, Kaspar and Everett, Mark E. and Ciardi, David R. and Harding, Paul and Mihos, J. Christopher and Rudick, Craig S. and Lee, Ting Hui and Kutsko, Rebecca M. and van Belle, Gerard T. (2011) The burrell-optical-kepler-survey (BOKS). I. Survey description and initial results. The Astronomical Journal, 142 (1). pp. 2-21. ISSN 0004-6256

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We present the initial results of a 40 night contiguous ground-based campaign of time series photometric observations of a 1.39 deg2 field located within the NASA Kepler Mission field of view. The goal of this pre-launch survey was to search for transiting extrasolar planets and to provide independent variability information of stellar sources. We have gathered a data set containing light curves of 54,687 stars from which we have created a statistical sub-sample of 13,786 stars between 14 < r < 18.5 and have statistically examined each light curve to test for variability. We present a summary of our preliminary photometric findings including the overall level and content of stellar variability in this portion of the Kepler field and give some examples of unusual variable stars found within. We present a preliminary catalog of 2,457 candidate variable stars, of which 776 show signs of periodicity. We also present three potential exoplanet candidates, all of which should be observable by the Kepler mission.

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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 22:05
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: binaries: eclipsing; planetary systems; techniques: photometric;
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5101 Astronomical sciences > 510109 Stellar astronomy and planetary systems
51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5199 Other physical sciences > 519999 Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
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