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Research Article

New planetary transit candidates in Carina

Extrasolar Planets in Multi-Body Systems: Theory and Observations, Extrasolar Planets in M ulti-Body Systems, Toruń, Poland.

P. Pietrukowicza1a2 and D. Minnitia3

a1 Departamento de Astronomía y Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Av. Vicuña MacKenna 4860, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile

a2 Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland

a3 The same institution as above


We have searched for planetary transits in Carina where the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) found many transits. The data that we analyzed were taken with the ESO VLT/VIMOS instrument for 4 continuous nights in 2005. We have detected several new transiting events. We recommend some of them for spectroscopic follow-up. For seven OGLE transits we present light curves. Our search also led us to discover hundreds of new variable stars.

(Online publication April 19 2010)