KOI-126 (KPLR005897826) - A multi-eclipsing triple star system
These pages contain the Kepler short and long cadence light curves and 16
time-serial, ground-based high-resolution spectra for the object "KOI-126."
This is a hierarchial system of three stars, all of whose orbits are viewed
nearly edge-on in our line of sight to them. This configuration permits Kepler
to observe eclipses among all three stars. This fortuitous
circumstance allows for
the determination of stellar masses and radii from the photometry alone.
The two lowest-mass members of KOI-126 double the number of
(i.e., those with masses less than about a third Solar) with mass and
radius determinations better than a few percent.
The results have
been published by . The pages offer supporting
documentation not found in this paper. The products for the contribution
consists of both short cadence (Kepler Quarters 3-5) and long-cadence
(Quarters 0-5) light curves as well as echelle spectra obtained from the
Smith 2.7-meter telescope at McDonald Observatory and the Tillinghast
1.5-meter telescope at the Whipple Observatory. These spectra have similar
spectral resolutions and broad wavelength coverages.
Click on Data products below to find a table for both spectra and Kepler
light curves. Note that the wavelengths of the echelle orders are encoded
and have to be unpacked, e.g. by using the IRAF task onespec/wtextspec,
to set up the wavelength registration for spectrum manipulation.