Polarimetry of transiting planets

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Polarimetry of transiting planets

Post by Lazarus on 10th September 2014, 4:18 pm

Wiktorowicz & Laughlin "Toward the Detection of Exoplanet Transits with Polarimetry"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2504

Investigating the detection of polarimetric variations for transiting planets, and some of the potential science cases for making this measurement. They attempted to measure the effect for HD 80606b but there are still unmodelled systematic effects which prevent the detection.
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