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Paper: EXODAT: A VO-Compliant Database for Exoplanetary Systems
Volume: 376, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI
Page: 339
Authors: Meunier, J.-C.; Deleuil, M.; Moutou, C.; Ouchani, M.; Savalle, R.; Surace, C.
Abstract: The EXODAT project aims to provide the information needed for the selection of the best targets and preparation of the statistical analysis for exoplanet searches. The COROT exoplanet mission will continuously observe a set of selected stars for 150 days to discover planetary transits. At the end of the mission in 2010, EXODAT will be the first exoplanet database with physical characteristics of parent stars and of their planets. EXODAT currently contains 10 million stars over 100 square degrees centered on two main regions (RA=6h50m Dec=0°, RA=18h50 Dec=0°). COROT team members can access: astrometry; broad-band photometry from UBVRi, 2MASS, USNO-A2 and DENIS; stellar parameters such as spectral type, luminosity class and reddening; and a subset of moderate resolution spectra with the derived stellar parameters Teff , log g, [M/H], rotation velocity and binarity. Light curves and planet properties will be available after the missionís launch.
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