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Burrell-Optical-Kepler Survey (BOKS): Exo-planet Search In Cygnus

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Proctor (LPL, U of AZ)

We present the results of > 20 continuous days of time series photometric observations of a 1.0 sq. deg field in Cygnus centered on the NASA Kepler Mission field of view. Using the Case Western Burrell Schmidt telescope located at Kitt Peak National Observatory we gathered a dataset containing light curves of roughly 30000 stars between 14 < r < 19.

We have statistically examined each light curve to test for variability, periodicity, and unusual light curve trends including exo-planet occultations. We present a summary of our photometric project including many examples of eclipsing binaries and characterization the level and content of stellar variability in this portion of the Kepler field. We will also discuss our potential exo-planet candidates.

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