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Proposal Information for 2013A-0185


PI: Joshua Pepper, Vanderbilt University, joshua.pepper.v@gmail.com
Address: Physics Department, VU Station B 1807, Nashville, TN 37235, USA

CoI: Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University
CoI: Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt University
CoI: Thomas Beatty, Ohio State University
CoI: Jian Ge, University of Florida
CoI: Robert Siverd, Vanderbilt University

Title: Follow-up and Confirmation of Transiting Planet Candidates From the KELT Survey

Abstract: The KELT survey uses wide field telescopes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres to detect transiting planets around bright (8 < V < 11) stars. Transiting planets around bright stars are especially valuable for intensive scientific analysis. From the KELT light curves we have identified a large number of promising transit candidates, which now require radial-velocity observations to eliminate common false- positives and to verify as exoplanets for future detailed study. This proposal deals with the new set of spring/summer targets for our ongoing campaign of transit candidate followup. We previously received NOAO observing time in 2011B, 2012A, and 2012B on these facilities for previous sets of targets. Those observations have been used already over 2012 to refine our lists of candidates and improve the efficiency of our other follow-up observations.


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