exoplanets for amateurs

View previous topic View next topic Go down

exoplanets for amateurs

Post by Stalker on 3rd September 2009, 2:05 am

Hi

I would like to know if there was a possibility as students to participate in search of exoplanets

Are there projects to which it is possible to adhere?

What equipment needs him to have?

I had heard about a programme of monitorings of transits by students in dissertation. Can I have information about this?

I ask the same questions on the research of discs of dusts and brown dwarfs

Thanks
avatar
Stalker
Jovian
Jovian

Number of posts : 530
Age : 26
Location : Paris, France
Registration date : 2008-06-16

View user profile http://exoplanetes.wetpaint.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: exoplanets for amateurs

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 3rd September 2009, 2:23 am

There is Systemic, which allows anyone to browse through radial velocity data and detect planets. Fits to the data may be uploaded to the "backend".

http://oklo.org/downloadable-console/
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Tutorial 3

This requires no equipment of special knowledge (aside from how to work the programme of course, which are what the tutorials are for).


If you have a telescope (preferably with an objective diameter above 5 in or so) and a CCD (charged coupled device, they measure light intensity, they're in your scanners, digital cameras, etc), then you can detect a few of the bright transiting planets (HD 209458 b, HD 189733 b are examples). The better the telescope, the more you can detect.

Here's a pdf that deals with detect transiting planets for ametures.
http://brucegary.net/book_EOA/EOA.pdf

_________________
Caps Lock: Cruise control for 'Cool'!
avatar
Sirius_Alpha
Admin
Admin

Number of posts : 3528
Location : Earth
Registration date : 2008-04-06

View user profile http://solar-flux.forumandco.com/

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum