Analysis of Exoplanet Light Curves

Erdem A., Budding E., Rhodes M. D., PÜSKÜLLÜ Ç., SOYDUGAN F., SOYDUGAN F., ...More

Conference on Living Together: Planets, Host Stars and Binaries, Litomysl, Czech Republic, 8 - 12 September 2014, vol.496, pp.365-369 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 496
  • City: Litomysl
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-369
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


We have applied the close binary system analysis package WINFITTER to a variety of exoplanet transiting light curves taken both from the NASA Exoplanet Archive and our own groundbased observations. WINFITTER has parameter options for a realistic physical model, including gravity brightening and structural parameters derived from Kopal's applications of the relevant Radau equation, and it includes appropriate tests for determinacy and adequacy of its best fitting parameter sets. We discuss a number of issues related to empirical checking of models for stellar limb darkening, surface maculation, Doppler beaming, microvariability, and transit time variation (TTV) effects. The Radau coefficients used in the light curve modeling, in principle, allow structural models of the component stars to be tested.