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Measuring Transit Signal Recovery in the Kepler Pipeline. III. Completeness of the Q1-Q17 DR24 Planet Candidate Catalogue, with Important Caveats for Occurrence Rate Calculations

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
May 01, 2016
Volume
828
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/828/2/99
Source
SETI Institute
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Abstract

With each new version of the Kepler pipeline and resulting planet candidate catalogue, an updated measurement of the underlying planet population can only be recovered with an corresponding measurement of the Kepler pipeline detection efficiency. Here, we present measurements of the sensitivity of the pipeline (version 9.2) used to generate the Q1-Q17 DR24 planet candidate catalog (Coughlin et al. 2016). We measure this by injecting simulated transiting planets into the pixel-level data of 159,013 targets ...

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