Abdul-Masih, M, Prsa, A, Conroy, K, Bloemen, S, Boyajian, T, Doyle, LR, Johnston, C, Kostov, V, Latham, DW, Matijevic, G, Shporer, A and Southworth, J (2016) Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars. Viii. Identification Of False Positive Eclipsing Binaries And Re-extraction Of New Light Curves. Astronomical Journal, 151 (4).


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The Kepler mission has provided unprecedented, nearly continuous photometric data of ~200,000 objects in the ~105 deg2 field of view (FOV) from the beginning of science operations in May of 2009 until the loss of the second reaction wheel in May of 2013. The Kepler Eclipsing Binary Catalog contains information including but not limited to ephemerides, stellar parameters, and analytical approximation fits for every known eclipsing binary system in the Kepler FOV. Using target pixel level data collected from Kepler in conjunction with the Kepler Eclipsing Binary Catalog, we identify false positives among eclipsing binaries, i.e., targets that are not eclipsing binaries themselves, but are instead contaminated by eclipsing binary sources nearby on the sky and show eclipsing binary signatures in their light curves. We present methods for identifying these false positives and for extracting new light curves for the true source of the observed binary signal. For each source, we extract three separate light curves for each quarter of available data by optimizing the signal-to-noise ratio, the relative percent eclipse depth, and the flux eclipse depth. We present 289 new eclipsing binaries in the Kepler FOV that were not targets for observation, and these have been added to the catalog.

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Additional Information: © American Astronomical Society, IOP Publishing. Publisher PDF This is the final published version of the article Abdul-Masih, M. et al., 2016. KEPLER ECLIPSING BINARY STARS. VIII. IDENTIFICATION OF FALSE POSITIVE ECLIPSING BINARIES AND RE-EXTRACTION OF NEW LIGHT CURVES. The Astronomical Journal, 151(4), p.101. It first appeared online via IOP Publishing at http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-6256/151/4/101 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: binaries, eclipsing, catalogs, methods, analytical, data analysis, statistical, techniques, photometric
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 14:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 10:13
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2401

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