Other Affiliation: Stephen F. Austin State University
Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Other Affiliation: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Other Affiliation: California Institute of Technology
Other Affiliation: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
In the past decade, space-based transit surveys have delivered thousands of potential planet-hosting systems. Each of these needs to be vetted and characterized using follow-up high-resolution imaging. We perform comprehensive imaging surveys of the candidate exoplanets detected by the Kepler and TESS missions using the fully autonomous Robo-AO system and the largely autonomous SOAR speckle imaging system. The surveys yielded hundreds of previously unknown close binary systems hosting exoplanets and resulted in verification of hundreds of exoplanet systems. Evidence of the interaction between binary stars and planetary systems was also detected, including a deep deficit of planets in close binary systems.