In exoplanetary science it is essential to determine the planetary parameters with the highest possible precision. These parameters are important for our understanding of the nature of the exoplanets and serve as input parameters for the scientific studies which follow.
The French satellite mission CoRoT delivers qualitative high photometric signals of around 100,000 stars and has lead to 17 confirmed planets up to now. The evaluation of the data for these planets has, until now been mostly achieved using a rather non-homogeneous setup in terms of staff, software versions, expertise etc.
Therefore, a homogeneous study of all currently known CoRoT planets is desirable. Such a study should ideally be performed by one software in the most possible homogeneous way including all knowledge, e. g., gained during evaluation of the confirmed planets, and new aspects such as improved handling of limb darkening, binning and reflection effects. Another outcome of studying the transit events of a planet is the measurement of a possible transit timing variation. These variations can provide hints for other companions in the examined system.
Engin Keles (2015): The effect of pressure in Earth-like atmospheres on climate and biosignature
Fachreddin Tabataba-Vakili: Modelling the Influence of Cosmic Rays on the atmospheric chemistry of Earth-like exoplanets
Antonio Pilello (2010): Photometric data reduction and variability characterisation of BEST target field F8