Exo-Planet Research with Transit Light Curves

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Exoplanet Transit Photometry Research

 

 

Space Studies faculty and students are utilizing the APUS telescope for photometric observations of exoplanets. These are newly discovered planets around other stars and to date, thousands of such exoplanets have been discovered by space observatories such as Kepler and TESS. We are conducting follow-up observations to assist in delineating orbital and physical properties of these worlds around other stars. Exoplanets are a hot topic in the field of astronomy and an exciting area of research where our observatory can contribute original data to science.

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WASP-10b Exoplanet Transit Photometry, November 26, 2017