Ground-based photometric searches for transiting planets

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This paper reviews the basic technical characteristics of the ground-based photometric searches for transiting planets, and discusses a possible observational selection effect. I suggest that additional photometric observations of the already observed fields might discover new transiting planets with periods around 4-6 days. The set of known transiting planets supports the intriguing correlation between the planetary mass and the orbital period suggested already in 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS253
StatePublished - May 2008


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