Find eclipsing binaries

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Goal 3: To find eclipsing binaries

We expect roughly 5×105 binaries, an unprecedented database that will allow to: determine periods, amplitudes, mean magnitudes, study stellar properties, and also select extrasolar planetary transit candidates. In particular, YY Gem-like systems can be identified to constrain the lower main-sequence parameters[1], and selected transit fields can be followed frequently to identify and measure extrasolar giant planets[2].

References

  1. e.g. Torres & Ribas 2002, ApJ, 567, 1140
  2. Udalski et al. 2002, AcA, 52, 317
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