YETI – search for young transiting planets*,**,***
1 Astrophysikalisches Institut und Universitäts-Sternwarte Jena, Schillergäßchen 2-3, 07745 Jena, Germany
2 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Mail Stop 20, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
3 Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650, North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
4 Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
5 Toruń Centre for Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
6 All over the world
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We present our search for young transiting planets at ages of 2 to 20 Myr. Towards this goal, we monitor a number of young open clusters with the YETI network. YETI consists of 0.4-2 m-sized telescopes at different longitudes that observe continuously over timescales much longer than a night. In our first cluster Trumpler 37 we found more than 350 variable stars. Also two transiting candidates were found so far, for which follow-up is partly done. The first candidate turned out to be an eclipsing binary with an M-type companion. We describe the research done on these two transiting candidates.
Based in part on data collected at Subaru Telescope, which is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Some of the data presented herein were obtained at the W.M. Keck Observatory, which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W.M. Keck Foundation.
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