Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars. VI. Identification of Eclipsing Binaries in the K2 Campaign 0 Data-set

Kavli Affiliate: Saul A. Rappaport

| First 5 Authors: Daryll M. LaCourse, Kian J. Jek, Thomas L. Jacobs, Troy Winarski, Tabetha S. Boyajian

| Summary:

The original {it Kepler} mission observed and characterized over 2400
eclipsing binaries in addition to its prolific exoplanet detections. Despite
the mechanical malfunction and subsequent non-recovery of two reaction wheels
used to stabilize the instrument, the {it Kepler} satellite continues
collecting data in its repurposed {it K2} mission surveying a series of fields
along the ecliptic plane. Here we present an analysis of the first full
baseline {it K2} data release: the Campaign 0 data-set. In the 7761 light
curves, we have identified a total of 207 eclipsing binaries. Of these, 97 are
new discoveries that were not previously identified. Our pixel-level analysis
of these objects has also resulted in identification of several false positives
(observed targets contaminated by neighboring eclipsing binaries), as well as
the serendipitous discovery of two short period exoplanet candidates. We
provide catalog cross-matched source identifications, orbital periods,
morphologies and ephemerides for these eclipsing systems. We also describe the
incorporation of the K2 sample into the Kepler Eclipsing Binary
Catalogfootnote{url{}}, present spectroscopic
follow-up observations for a limited selection of nine systems, and discuss
prospects for upcoming {it K2} campaigns.

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