Robo-AO Kepler Survey. V. The Effect of Physically Associated Stellar Companions on Planetary Systems

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Ziegler, Carl; Law, Nicholas M.; Baranec, Christoph; Howard, Ward; Morton, Tim; Riddle, Reed; Duev, Dmitry A.; Salama, Maïssa; Jensen-Clem, Rebecca; Kulkarni, S. R.;
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/1538-3881/aace59
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

The Kepler light curves used to detect thousands of planetary candidates are susceptible to dilution due to blending with previously unknown nearby stars. With the automated laser adaptive optics instrument, Robo-AO, we have observed 620 nearby stars around 3857 planeta... View more