Publications

  • Rodriguez, Joseph E., Stassun, Keivan G., Cargile, Phillip, et al., 2016, “DM Ori: A Young Star Occulted by a Disturbance in Its Protoplanetary Disk”, The Astrophysical Journal, 831, 74

  • Zhou, George, Rodriguez, Joseph E., Collins, Karen A., et al., 2016, “KELT-17b: A Hot-Jupiter Transiting an A-star in a Misaligned Orbit Detected with Doppler Tomography”, The Astronomical Journal, 152, 136

  • Campante, T. L., Schofield, M., Kuszlewicz, J. S., et al., 2016, “The Asteroseismic Potential of TESS: Exoplanet-host Stars”, The Astrophysical Journal, 830, 138

  • Kostov, Veselin B., Orosz, Jerome A., Welsh, William F., et al, 2016, “Kepler-1647b: The Largest and Longest-period Kepler Transiting Circumbinary Planet”, The Astrophysical Journal, 827, 86

  • Kuhn, Rudolf B., Rodriguez, Joseph E., Collins, Karen A., et al., 2016, “KELT-10b: the first transiting exoplanet from the KELT-South survey - a hot sub-Jupiter transiting a V = 10.7 early G-star”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459, 4281

  • Hippke, M., Angerhausen, D., Lund, M. B., Pepper, J., Stassun, K. G., 2016, “A Statistical Analysis of the Accuracy of the Digitized Magnitudes of Photometric Plates on the Timescale of Decades with an Application to the Century-long Light Curve of KIC 8462852”, The Astrophysical Journal, 825, 73

  • Rodriguez, Joseph E., Colón, Knicole D., Stassun, Keivan G., et al., 2016, “KELT-14b and KELT-15b: An Independent Discovery of WASP-122b and a New Hot Jupiter”, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 138

  • Rodriguez, Joseph E., Stassun, Keivan G., Lund, Michael B., et al., “An Extreme Analogue of ∊ Aurigae: An M-giant Eclipsed Every 69 Years by a Large Opaque Disk Surrounding a Small Hot Source”, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 123

  • Troup, N. W., Nidever, D. L., De Lee, N., et al., 2016, “Companions to APOGEE Stars. I. A Milky Way-spanning Catalog of Stellar and Substellar Companion Candidates and Their Diverse Hosts”, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 3

  • Kirk, B., Conroy, K., Prša, A., et al., 2016, “Kepler Eclipsing Binary Stars. VII. The Catalog of Eclipsing Binaries Found in the Entire Kepler Data Set”, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 68

  • Lund, M. B., Siverd, R. J., Pepper, J., Stassun, K. G. 2016, “Metrics for Optimization of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Observations of Stellar Variables and Transients”, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, 128, 500

  • Mack, C. E., III, Stassun, K. G., Schuler, S. C., Hebb, L., & Pepper, J., 2016 “Detailed Abundances of Planet-hosting Wide Binaries. II. HD80606+HD80607”, The Astrophysical Journal, 818, 54

  • Bastien, F. A., Stassun, K. G., Basri, G., & Pepper, J., 2016 “A Granulation "Flicker"-based Measure of Stellar Surface Gravity”,  The Astrophysical Journal, 818, 43

  • Eastman, J. D., Beatty, T. G., Siverd, R. J., et al. 2016, “KELT-4Ab: An Inflated Hot Jupiter Transiting the Bright (V ∼ 10) Component of a Hierarchical Triple”,  The Astronomical Journal, 151, 45

  • Rodriguez, J. E., Reed, P. A., Siverd, R. J., Pepper, J., et al., 2016, “Recurring Occultations of RW Aurigae by Coagulated Dust in the Tidally Disrupted Circumstellar Disk”, The Astronomical Journal, 151, 29LaCourse, D. M., Jek, K. J., Jacobs, T. L., et al. 2015, "Kepler eclipsing binary stars - VI. Identification of eclipsing binaries in the K2 Campaign 0 data set", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452, 356

  • Wisniewski, J. P., Chojnowski, S. D., Davenport, J. R. A., Bartz, J., Pepper, J., et al. 2015, "Characterizing the Rigidly Rotating Magnetosphere Stars HD 345439 and HD 23478", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 811, 26

  • Fulton, B. J., Collins, K. A., Gaudi, B. S., Stassun, K. G., Pepper, J., et al. 2015, "KELT-8b: A Highly Inflated Transiting Hot Jupiter and a New Technique for Extracting High-precision Radial Velocities from Noisy Spectra", The Astrophysical Journal, 810, 30

  • Alam, S., Albareti, F. D., Allende Prieto, C., et al. 2015, "The Eleventh and Twelfth Data Releases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Final Data from SDSS-III", 219, 12

  • Jacklin, S., Lund, M. B., Pepper, J., & Stassun, K. G. 2015, "Transiting Planets with LSST. II. Period Detection of Planets Orbiting 1 M Hosts", The Astronomical Journal, 150, 34

  • Rodriguez, J. E., Pepper, J., Stassun, K. G., et al. 2015, "V409 Tau as Another AA Tau: Photometric Observations of Stellar Occultations by the Circumstellar Disk", The Astronomical Journal, 150, 32

  • Bieryla, A., Collins, K., Beatty, T. G., et al. 2015, "KELT-7b: A Hot Jupiter Transiting a Bright V = 8.54 Rapidly Rotating F-star", The Astronomical Journal, 150, 12

  • Paegert, M., Stassun, K., G., De Lee, N., Pepper, J., et al. 2015, "Target Selection for the SDSS-III MARVELS Survey", The Astronomical Journal, 149, 186

  • Fleming, S. W., Mahadevan, S., Deshpande, R., et al. 2015, "The APOGEE Spectroscopic Survey of Kepler Planet Hosts: Feasibility, Efficiency, and First Results", The Astronomical Journal, 149, 143

  • Goobar, A., Kromer, M., Siverd, R., et al. 2015, "Constraints on the Origin of the First Light from SN 2014J", The Astrophysical Journal, 799, 106

  • Siverd, R. J., Goobar, A., Stassun, K. G., & Pepper, J. 2015, "Observations of the M82 SN 2014J with the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, 799, 105

  • Lund, M. B., Pepper, J., & Stassun, K. G. 2015, "Transiting Planets With LSST. I. Potential for LSST Exoplanet Detection", The Astronomical Journal, 149, 16

  • Ghezzi, L., Dutra-Ferreira, L., Lorenzo-Oliveira, D., et al., 2014, “Accurate Atmospheric Parameters at Moderate Resolution Using Spectral Indices: Preliminary Application to the MARVELS Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, 148, 105

  • Ricker, G. R., Winn, J. N., Vanderspek, R., et al., 2014, “Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)”, Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 1, 1

  • Ahn, C. P., Alexandroff, R., Allende Prieto, C., et al., 2014, “ The Tenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 211, 17

  • Beatty, T. G., Collins, K. A., Fortney, J., et al., 2014, “Spitzer and z' Secondary Eclipse Observations of the Highly Irradiated Transiting Brown Dwarf KELT-1b”, The Astrophysical Journal, 783, 112

  • Terrien, R. C., Mahadevan, S., Deshpande, R., et al., 2014, “New Red Jewels in Coma Berenices”, The Astrophysical Journal, 782, 61

  • Cargile, P. A., James, D. J., Pepper, J., Kuhn, R. B., Siverd, R., Stassun, K. G. 2014, “Evaluating Gyrochronology on the Zero-age-main-sequence: Rotation Periods in the Southern Open Cluster Blanco 1 from the KELT-South Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal, 782, 29

  • Bastien, F. A., Stassun, K. G., Pepper, J., 2014, “Larger Planet Radii Inferred from Stellar "Flicker" Brightness Variations of Bright Planet-host Stars”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 788, 9

  • Burke, C. J., Bryson, S. T., Mullally, F., et al., 2014, “Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler IV: Planet Sample from Q1-Q8 (22 Months)”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 210, 19

  • Collins, K. A., Eastman, J. D., Beatty, T. G., Siverd, R. J., Gaudi, B. S., Pepper, J., Kielkopf, J. F., et al. 2014, “KELT-6b: A P ~ 7.9 Day Hot Saturn Transiting a Metal-poor Star with a Long-period Companion”, The Astronomical Journal, 147, 39

  • Bastien, F. A., Stassun, K. G., Pepper, J., Wright, J. T., Aigrain, S., Basri, G., Johnson, J. A., Howard, A. W., Walkowicz, L. M., 2014, “Radial Velocity Variations of Photometrically Quiet, Chromospherically Inactive Kepler Stars: A Link between RV Jitter and Photometric Flicker”, The Astronomical Journal, 147, 29

  • Cegla, H. M., Stassun, K. G., Watson, C. A., Bastien, F. A., Pepper, J., 2014, “Estimating Stellar Radial Velocity Variability from Kepler and GALEX: Implications for the Radial Velocity Confirmation of Exoplanets”, The Astrophysical Journal, 780, 104

  • Rodriguez, J. E., Pepper, J., Stassun, K. G., Siverd, R. J., Cargile, P., Beatty, T. G., Gaudi, B. S., 2013, “Occultation of the T Tauri Star RW Aurigae A by its Tidally Disrupted Disk”, The Astronomical Journal, 146, 112

  • Jiang, P., Ge, J., Cargile, P., et al., 2013, "Very Low Mass Stellar and Substellar Companions to Solar-like Stars from MARVELS. IV. A Candidate Brown Dwarf or Low-mass Stellar Companion to HIP 67526", The Astrophysical Journal, 146, 65

  • Bastien, F. A., Stassun, K. G., Basri, G.,  Pepper, J. 2013, "An observational correlation between stellar brightness variations and surface gravity", Nature, 500, 427

  • Pepper, J., Siverd, R., Beatty, T. G., et al., 2013, “KELT-3b: A Hot Jupiter Transiting a V=9.8 Late F Star”, The Astrophysical Journal, 773, 64

  • Burger, D., Stassun, K. G., Pepper, J., Siverd, R. J., Paegert, M., De Lee, N. M., Robinson, W., H., 2013, "Filtergraph: An interactive web application for visualization of astronomy datasets", Astronomy and Computing, 2, 40

  • Wright, J. T., Roy, A., Mahadevan, S., et al. 2013, "MARVELS-1: A Face-on Double-lined Binary Star Masquerading as a Resonant Planetary System and Consideration of Rare False Positives in Radial Velocity Planet Searches", The Astrophysical Journal, 770, 119

  • De Lee, N., Ge, J., Crepp, J. R., et al., 2013, "Very Low Mass Stellar and Substellar Companions to Solar-like Stars from MARVELS. V. A Low Eccentricity Brown Dwarf from the Driest Part of the Desert, MARVELS-6b", The Astronomical Journal, 145, 155

  • Mack, C. E., III, Ge, J., Deshpande, R., et al., 2013, "A Cautionary Tale: MARVELS Brown Dwarf Candidate Reveals Itself to be a Very Long Period, Highly Eccentric Spectroscopic Stellar Binary", The Astronomical Journal, 145, 139

  • Ma, B., Ge, J., Barnes, R., et al., 2013, "Very-low-mass Stellar and Substellar Companions to Solar-like Stars from Marvels. III. A Short-period Brown Dwarf Candidate around an Active G0IV Subgiant", The Astronomical Journal, 145, 20

  • Ahn, C. P., Alexandroff, R., Allende Prieto, C., et al., 2012, "The Ninth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 203, 21

  • Siverd, R., Beatty, T. G., Pepper, J., et al., 2012, “KELT-1b: A Strongly Irradiated, Highly Inflated, Short-Period 27 Jupiter Mass Companion Transiting a mid-F Star”, The Astrophysical Journal, 761, 123

  • Kinemuchi, K., Barclay, T., Fanelli, M., Pepper, J., Still, M., Howell, S. B., 2012, “Demystifying Kepler Data: A Primer for Systematic Artifact Mitigation”, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124, 963

  • Beatty, T. G., Pepper, J., Siverd, R. J., et al., 2012, “KELT-2Ab: A Hot Jupiter Transiting the Bright (V = 8.77) Primary Star of a Binary System”, The Astrophysical Journal, 756L, 39

  • Fleming, S. W., Ge, J., Barnes, R., et al,, 2012, “Very Low Mass Stellar and Substellar Companions to Solar-like Stars from MARVELS. II. A Short-period Companion Orbiting an F Star with Evidence of a Stellar Tertiary and Significant Mutual Inclination”, The Astronomical Journal, 144, 72

  • Wisniewski, J. P., Ge, J., Crepp, J. R., et al., 2012, “Very Low Mass Stellar and Substellar Companions to Solar-like Stars from MARVELS. I. A Low-mass Ratio Stellar Companion to TYC 4110-01037-1 in a 79 Day Orbit”, The Astronomical Journal, 143, 107

  • Pepper, J., Kuhn, R. B., Siverd, R., James, D. J., & Stassun, K., 2012, “The KELT-South Telescope”, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124, 230

  • Muirhead, P. S., Johnson, J. A., Apps, K., et al., 2012, “Characterizing the Cool KOIs III. KOI-961: A Small Star with Large Proper Motion and Three Small Planets”, The Astronomical Journal, 747, 144

  • Eisenstein, D. J., Weinberg, D. H., Agol, E., 2011, “SDSS-III: Massive Spectroscopic Surveys of the Distant Universe, the Milky Way, and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems”, The Astronomical Journal, 142, 72

  • Prsa, A., Pepper, J., & Stassun, K. G. 2011, “Expected Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Yield of Eclipsing Binary Stars”, The Astronomical Journal, 142, 52

  • Lee, B. L., Ge, J., Fleming, S. W., et al., 2011, “MARVELS-1b: A Short-period, Brown Dwarf Desert Candidate from the SDSS-III Marvels Planet Search”, The Astrophysical Journal, 728, 32

  • Fleming, S. W., Ge, J., Mahadevan, S., et al., 2010, “Discovery of a Low-Mass Companion to a Metal-Rich F Star with the MARVELS Pilot Project”, The Astrophysical Journal, 718, 1186

  • Pepper, J., Stanek, K. Z., Pogge, R. W., Latham, D. W., DePoy, D. L., Siverd, R., Poindexter, S., & Sivakoff, G. R. 2008, “A Photometric Survey for Variables and Transits in the Field of Praesepe with the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope”, The Astronomical Journal, 135, 907

  • Pepper, J., Pogge, R. W., DePoy, D. L., Marshall, J. L., Stanek, K. Z., Stutz, A. M., Poindexter, S., Siverd, R., O'Brien, T. P., Trueblood, M., & Trueblood, P. 2007, "The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT): A Small Robotic Telescope for Large-Area Synoptic Surveys", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 119, 923

  • Peeples, M. S., Bonanos, A. Z., DePoy, D. L., Stanek, K. Z., Pepper J., Pogge, R. W., Pinsonneault, M. H., & Sellgren, K. 2006, “The Nature of the Variable Galactic Center Source GCIRS 16SW Revisited: A Massive Eclipsing Binary”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 654, L61

  • Pepper, J. & Burke, C. J. 2006, “Survey for Transiting Extrasolar Planets in Stellar Systems IV: Variables in the Field of NGC 1245”, The Astronomical Journal, 132, 1177

  • Pepper J. & Gaudi, B. S. 2006, “Towards the Detection of Transiting Hot Earths and Hot Neptunes in Galactic Open Clusters”, Acta Astronomica, 56, 183

  • Pepper J. & Gaudi, B.S. 2005, “Searching for Transiting Planets in Stellar Systems”, The Astrophysical Journal, 631, 581

  • DePoy, D. L., Pepper J., Pogge, R. W., Stutz, A., Pinsonneault, M. & Sellgren, K. 2004, “The Nature of the Variable Galactic Center Source IRS16SW”, The Astrophysical Journal, 617, 1127

  • Gould, A., Pepper, J., & Depoy, D. L. 2003, “Sensitivity of Transit Searches to Habitable Planets”, The Astrophysical Journal, 594, 533

  • Pepper, J., Gould, A. & Depoy, D. L. 2003, “Using All-Sky Surveys to Find Planetary Transits”, Acta Astronomica, 53, 213

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