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Offline mutleyeng

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Exoplanet Transits
« on: 10:27:59, 23 December, 2012 »
hey fellas,
probably nothing you guys not aware of, but found this great free ebook on amateur exoplanet hunting, I thought worth posting as I dont see any threads on the subject.
http://brucegary.net/book_EOA/x.htm

The pdf book can be downloaded from there (free)

I know nothing about doing "science".. But given what can be done with very reasonable amateur equipment (and a lot of skill) this surely must motivate a lot of people to get into photometry
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Re: Exoplanet Transits
« Reply #1 on: 10:31:15, 23 December, 2012 »
THANK YOU  :urock:
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Offline mutleyeng

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Re: Exoplanet Transits
« Reply #2 on: 11:05:58, 23 December, 2012 »
I should add,
So far as discovery is concerned, there is a database of exoplanets that have been identified through the Radial velocity method, but which they have no idea whether they transit or not. So you can get hold of this database which will tell you when and where to look to see if you can pick up signs of a transit... might be a 1 in 200 chance, but can you imagine the excitement while processing the data?
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Re: Exoplanet Transits
« Reply #3 on: 20:59:23, 16 January, 2014 »
F you checkout the AAVSO they have a setion and article on how to capture transits using a DSLR. In effect it the sameway to cature a eclipsing variablw other than the variatin in magnitude is very small. Its a great article and has inspired me to get the scope out and have bought a DSLR dusted off my copy of astroart and have been trying some shots to get back up to speed. Unfortunate my EQ5 does NOT track so well so I am looking to pick up a new HEQ5 soon to move things forward. My 80mm got a long deserved clean.

The astonishig thing is  you dont need high end equipment. I am sold...
Been away. Feels like a long time.

 

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