The team knew that the exoplanet had already existed and used this to their advantaged. The team used the predictions that they received from Jefflcoughlin.com and looked at what they should expect when reading their results. The data that was gathered by the study fell within the parameters of the predictions. Due to this, the study has increased the evidence that there is an exoplanet GSC 03089-00929.
The numbers that were calculated were split into two different groups to double check the work of the team. By having one graph and table set with one comparison star and another set with two comparison stars, the two sets data can check each other and make sure that there is very little to no error. For the most part, the magnitudes were relatively close to one another and showed that the numbers gathered were accurate and showed little inaccuracies.
This evidence, besides showing that there is an exoplanet around the star GSC 03089-00929, also helped show that the method used is still accurate, under the correct conditions, at locating exoplanets. The data wouldn’t have been possible to gather and show that there is an exoplanet around GSC 03089-00929 if the technique was outdated. Therefore, since the technique led to the rediscovery of the exoplanet TrES-3b, the technique is still accurate.