A Search for Exotrojans in Transiting Exoplanetary systems

N. Madhusudhan, Joshua N. Winn
2008 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
AbstractWe present a search for Trojan companions to 25 transiting exoplanets. We use the technique of Ford & Gaudi, in which a difference is sought between the observed transit time and the transit time that is calculated by fitting a two-body Keplerian orbit to the radial-velocity data. This technique is sensitive to the imbalance of mass at the L4/L5 points of the planet-star orbit. No companions were detected. The median 2σ upper limit is 60 M, and the most constraining limit is 2.5 M
more » ... ng limit is 2.5 M for the case of GJ 436.
doi:10.1017/s1743921308027038 fatcat:2hax3ap3jbasrd7h5btepzgyzy