Detection of small-size planetary candidates with CoRoT data
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, 38 rue Frédéric
Joliot-Curie, 13388 Marseille Cedex 13, France
2 Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, centre universitaire d’Orsay Bât 120-121, 91405 ORSAY CEDEX
With the discovery of CoRoT-7b, the ﬁrst transiting super-Earth, the CoRoT space mission has shown the capability to detect short-period rocky planets around solar-like stars. By performing a blind test with real CoRoT light curves, we want to establish the detection threshold of small-size planets in CoRoT data. We investigate the main obstacles to the detection of transiting super-Earths in CoRoT data, notably the presence of short-time scale variability and hot pixels.
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