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Title: The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high-energy astrophysics

Abstract

The photometric precision, monitoring baselines, and rapid, even sampling rates required by modern satellites designed for detecting the signal of transiting exoplanets are ideally suited to a large number of applications in high–energy astrophysics. I will exemplify this by discussing the results for active galactic nuclei from Kepler and summarizing other high–energy results from Kepler/K2. These precision instruments are currently underutilized for high–energy applications despite their great potential, due in part to complex systematics affecting the data. Here, I will summarize these effects and mitigation approaches, and conclude by discussing how the recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will differ from Kepler/K2 in ways significant to the high–energy community.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., Menlo Park, CA (United States). KIPAC at SLAC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1528883
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Astronomische Nachrichten
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 340; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-6337
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; galaxies: active; methods: observational

Citation Formats

Smith, K. L. The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high-energy astrophysics. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/asna.201913615.
Smith, K. L. The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high-energy astrophysics. United States. doi:10.1002/asna.201913615.
Smith, K. L. Wed . "The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high-energy astrophysics". United States. doi:10.1002/asna.201913615.
@article{osti_1528883,
title = {The vast potential of exoplanet satellites for high-energy astrophysics},
author = {Smith, K. L.},
abstractNote = {The photometric precision, monitoring baselines, and rapid, even sampling rates required by modern satellites designed for detecting the signal of transiting exoplanets are ideally suited to a large number of applications in high–energy astrophysics. I will exemplify this by discussing the results for active galactic nuclei from Kepler and summarizing other high–energy results from Kepler/K2. These precision instruments are currently underutilized for high–energy applications despite their great potential, due in part to complex systematics affecting the data. Here, I will summarize these effects and mitigation approaches, and conclude by discussing how the recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will differ from Kepler/K2 in ways significant to the high–energy community.},
doi = {10.1002/asna.201913615},
journal = {Astronomische Nachrichten},
number = 4,
volume = 340,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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