SuperWASP-N extrasolar planet candidates from fields 06h < RA < 16h

S. R. Kane, W. I. Clarkson, R. G. West, D. M. Wilson, D. J. Christian, A. Collier Cameron, B. Enoch, T. A. Lister, R. A. Street, A. Evans, A. Fitzsimmons, C. A. Haswell, C. Hellier, S. T. Hodgkin, K. Horne, J. Irwin, F. P. Keenan, A. J. Norton, J. Osborne, N. R. ParleyD. L. Pollacco, R. Ryans, I. Skillen, P. J. Wheatley

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    The Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) survey currently operates two installations, designated SuperWASP-N and SuperWASP-S, located in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively. These installations are designed to provide high time-resolution photometry for the purpose of detecting transiting extrasolar planets, asteroids, and transient events. Here, we present results from a transit-hunting observing campaign using SuperWASP-N covering a right ascension (RA) range of 06h < RA < 16h. This paper represents the fifth and final in the series of transit candidates released from the 2004 observing season. In total, 729 335 stars from 33 fields were monitored with 130 566 having sufficient precision to be scanned for transit signatures. Using a robust transit detection algorithm and selection criteria, six stars were found to have events consistent with the signature of a transiting extrasolar planet based on the photometry, including the known transiting planet XO-1b. These transit candidates are presented here along with discussion of follow-up observations and the expected number of candidates in relation to the overall observing strategy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1097-1108
    Number of pages12
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008



    • Methods: data analysis
    • Planetary systems
    • Stars: variables: other

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Kane, S. R., Clarkson, W. I., West, R. G., Wilson, D. M., Christian, D. J., Collier Cameron, A., Enoch, B., Lister, T. A., Street, R. A., Evans, A., Fitzsimmons, A., Haswell, C. A., Hellier, C., Hodgkin, S. T., Horne, K., Irwin, J., Keenan, F. P., Norton, A. J., Osborne, J., ... Wheatley, P. J. (2008). SuperWASP-N extrasolar planet candidates from fields 06h < RA < 16h. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 384(3), 1097-1108.