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Planet Hunters: The First Two Planet Candidates Identified by the Public using the Kepler Public Archive Data

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Planet Hunters is a new citizen science project, designed to engage the public in an exoplanet search using NASA Kepler public release data. In the first month after launch, users identified two new planet candidates which survived our checks for false- positives. The follow-up effort included analysis of Keck HIRES spectra of the host stars, analysis of pixel centroid offsets in the Kepler data and adaptive optics imaging at Keck using NIRC2. Spectral synthesis modeling coupled with stellar ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Author
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society More from this journal
Volume:
419
Issue:
4
Pages:
2900-2911
Publication date:
2011-09-21
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
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pubs:204323
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uuid:d4ba1b72-6023-4ccf-b61b-2a54516a3e10
Local pid:
pubs:204323
Source identifiers:
204323
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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