Posts Categorized: Extrasolar Planets

Light curve of Exoplanet KOI127b

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The autumn season has started with usual rainy weathers but Taurus Hill Observatory’s research team member Veli-Pekka Hentunen managed to measure the light curve of exoplanet KOI127b. KOI127b is one of the exoplanet candidates found by the Kepler-satellite. For the light curve 102 images with 150 seconds exposure time were taken. The star wich expolanet […]

Exoplanet KOI1540 observed at THO

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Observed by Kepler-satellite, but still marked as unconfirmed exoplanet, the KOI1540 was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory 3.-4.10.2013. The transit of the exoplanet last about 154 minutes and it dimmed the brightness of the mother star about 54 mmag. The star that KOI1540 rotates is quite dim, only 15,56 magnitudes. Overall THO research team took […]

Exoplanet KOI 256b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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The bright spring sky makes the light curve measuremets quite challenging. Despite this the Taurus Hill Observatory research team managed to observe and measure the transit of the exoplanet KOI 256b 30.4.2011. KOI 256b is located in Draco and it has been discovered by Kepler-telescope. KOI 256b is still in the list of unconfirmed discoveries. […]

Exoplanet KOI203b observed twice at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team continued the exoplanet observation by observing exoplanet KOI 203b twice in short time. The exoplanet is located in Cygnus and the mother star is quite dim for the photometric measurements, only 14.4 magnitudes. In the first measurement (22./23.4.2011) the duration of the transit, according the measurements, was 128.4 minutes and […]

Exoplanet KOI 1452b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Exoplanet KOI 1452b was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory second time 19./20.4.2011. The object is still listed as unconfirmed in Keplers exoplanet discoveries. According the THO measurements the duration of the transit was 118.7 minutes and the dimmening of the mother star 14.8 mmag. This observation has been published in TRESCA database (CREDIT TRESCA: http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1303267527 ).

HAT-P-20b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team observed and measured the transit of the HAT-P-20b 18./19.4.2011 at THO. The object is located in Gemini about 228 light years from Earth. The mother star is K type of dwarf star and exoplanet very massive, over seven times the size of Jupiter. The duration of the transit was 104.4 […]

HAT-P-18b was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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The transit of the exoplanet HAT-P-18b was observed at Taurus Hill Observatory 10./11.4.2011. The object is located about 540 light years from Earth and the mother star is K-type of star. The period of the planet is 5.5 days and it is so called “Hot Jupiter”. According the measurements the duration of the transit was […]

Qatar-1b observed again at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team observed Qatar-1b at Taurus Hill Observatory 29./30.3.2011. The duration of the transit was according the measurements 102.5 minutes and the dimmening of the mother star 23.5 mmag. The observation has been published in TRESCA database.   http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1301456454    

GJ436b observed at Taurus Hill Observatory.

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Taurus Hill Observatory research team observed GJ436b 29./30.3.2011 at Taurus Hill Observatory. GJ436b has been observed earlier by THO reasearch team. The dimmening of the mother star due the transit was according the measurements 6.3 mmag and duration 61.9 minutes. Measurement has been published in TRESCA database.   http://var2.astro.cz/EN/tresca/transit-detail.php?id=1301456198