The Vast Potential of Exoplanet Satellites for High-Energy Astrophysics. (arXiv:1904.08952v1 [astro-ph.IM])

The Vast Potential of Exoplanet Satellites for High-Energy Astrophysics. (arXiv:1904.08952v1 [astro-ph.IM])
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Smith_K/0/1/0/all/0/1">Krista Lynne Smith</a>

The photometric precision, monitoring baselines, and rapid, even sampling
rates required by modern satellites designed for detecting the signal of
transiting exoplanets are ideally suited to a large number of applications in
high-energy astrophysics. I will exemplify this by discussing the results for
active galactic nuclei from Kepler and summarizing other high-energy results
from Kepler/K2. These precision instruments are currently underutilized for
high-energy applications despite their great potential, due in part to complex
systematics affecting the data. I will summarize these effects and mitigation
approaches, and conclude by discussing how the recently launched Transiting
Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will differ from Kepler/K2 in ways
significant to the high-energy community.

The photometric precision, monitoring baselines, and rapid, even sampling
rates required by modern satellites designed for detecting the signal of
transiting exoplanets are ideally suited to a large number of applications in
high-energy astrophysics. I will exemplify this by discussing the results for
active galactic nuclei from Kepler and summarizing other high-energy results
from Kepler/K2. These precision instruments are currently underutilized for
high-energy applications despite their great potential, due in part to complex
systematics affecting the data. I will summarize these effects and mitigation
approaches, and conclude by discussing how the recently launched Transiting
Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will differ from Kepler/K2 in ways
significant to the high-energy community.

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