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Title: Detecting companions to extrasolar planets using mutual events

Abstract: We investigate a new approach to the detection of companions to extrasolar planets beyond the transit method. We discuss the possibility of the existence of binary planets.
We develop a method based on the imaging of a planet-companion as an unresolved system (but resolved from its parent star). It makes use of planet-companion mutual phenomena, namely mutual transits and mutual shadows.
We show that companions can be detected and their radius measured down to lunar sizes.
Comments: 6 pages, 7 figures
Subjects: Astrophysics (astro-ph)
Journal reference: A&A 464, 1133-1138 (2007)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20066111
Cite as: arXiv:astro-ph/0703609
  (or arXiv:astro-ph/0703609v1 for this version)

Submission history

From: Juan Cabrera [view email]
[v1] Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:26:55 GMT (171kb)