System geometries and transit/eclipse probabilities

K. Von Braun, S. R. Kane, S. Mahadevan, G. Laughlin, A. Howard, D. R. Ciardi

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Transiting exoplanets provide access to data to study the mass-radius relation and internal structure of extrasolar planets. Long-period transiting planets allow insight into planetary environments similar to the Solar System where, in contrast to hot Jupiters, planets are not constantly exposed to the intense radiation of their parent stars. Observations of secondary eclipses additionally permit studies of exoplanet temperatures and large-scale exo-atmospheric properties. We show how transit and eclipse probabilities are related to planet-star system geometries, particularly for long-period, eccentric orbits. The resulting target selection and observational strategies represent the principal ingredients of our photometric survey of known radial-velocity planets with the aim of detecting transit signatures (TERMS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDetection and Dynamics of Transiting Exoplanets
EditorsR. Diaz, C. Moutou, F. Bouchy
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759806195
StatePublished - Feb 16 2011
Event2010 International Conference on Transiting Planets: Detection and Dynamics - St. Michel l'Observatoire, France
Duration: Aug 23 2010Aug 27 2010

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Other2010 International Conference on Transiting Planets: Detection and Dynamics
CitySt. Michel l'Observatoire

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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