A search for transiting exoplanets in eclipsing binary stars

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaitchuck, Ronald H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Childers, Joseph M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:43Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2008 .C49 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188450
dc.description.abstract This study presents the development of an observing program to pursue the idea of looking for transiting exoplanets in eclipsing binary stars. The various kinds of orbits a planet might have in a binary system are explored. From this it is shown how to anticipate the possible orbits a planet might have in a given star system. The potential detectability of a planet in a binary system is also analyzed. Together these guidelines enable observers to rank targets by the likelihood that a detectable planet might exist in the system. The results of observations by a team at Ball State University of five binary star systems chosen with these guidelines are presented.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent v, 42 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Extrasolar planets -- Detection. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transits -- Observations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eclipsing binaries. en_US
dc.title A search for transiting exoplanets in eclipsing binary stars en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1398708 en_US

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