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SuperWASP dispositions and false positive catalogue

N. Schanche, A. Collier Cameron, J. -M. Almenara, K. A. Alsubai, D. R. Anderson, D. J. Armstrong, K. Barkaoui, S. C. C. Barros, J. Bochiński, A. S. Bonomo, F. Bouchy, D. J. A. Brown, A. Burdanov, R. Busuttil, M. Deleuil, L. Delrez, F. Faedi, M. Gillon, K. L. Hay, L. Hebb, G. Hébrard, E. Jehin, U. C. Kolb, P. F. L. Maxted, G. Miller, L. D. Nielsen, D. Pollacco, F. J. Pozuelos, D. Queloz, H. Relles, B. Smalley, A. H. M. J. Triaud, S. Udry, R. G. West, P. J. Wheatley

SuperWASP, the Northern hemisphere WASP observatory, has been observing the skies from La Palma since 2004. In that time, more than 50 planets have been discovered with data contributions from SuperWASP. In the process of validating planets, many false-positive candidates have also been identified. The TESS telescope is set to begin observations of the northern sky in 2019. Similar to the WASP survey, the TESS pixel size is relatively large (13 arcsec for WASP and 21 arcsec for TESS), making it susceptible to many blended signals and false detections caused principally by grazing and blended stellar eclipsing binary systems. In order to reduce duplication of effort on targets, we present a catalogue of 1 041 Northern hemisphere SuperWASP targets that have been rejected as planetary transits through follow-up observation.

methods: observational, catalogues, planets and satellites: detection

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume 488, Issue 4, Page 4905
2019 October

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia