Observational studies of transiting extrasolar planets (invited review)
The study of transiting extrasolar planets is only 15 years old, but has matured into a rich area of research. I review the observational aspects of this work, concentrating on the discovery of transits, the characterisation of planets from photometry and spectroscopy, the Homogeneous Studies project, starspots, orbital obliquities, and the atmospheric properties of the known planets. I begin with historical context and conclude with a glance to a future of TESS, CHEOPS, Gaia and PLATO.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Observational Studies of Transiting Exoplanets
Posted by Will Baird at 12:00 PM
Labels: exoplanet detection
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