Despite the light sky, Veli-Pekka Hentunen (one of the THO research team members) managed to photograph and measure the light curve of the exoplanet CoRoTExo2 b. This exoplanet dims its mother stars GSC 465-1282 light almost 40 millimagnitudes. The star is located in the Aquila about five degrees below the Altair. The star is about 12.6 magnitudes bright and one cycle length of the exoplanet is only 42 hours. The orbit is very eccentric. At the moment of photographing the star was about 25 degrees abowe the horizon in the south-west.
Veli-Pekka photographed about half of the transit in Taurus Hill Observatory 30./31.7.2008 01:30 – 03:00 Finnish time. He used 60 sec. exposure times and clear -filter. The dimmening was very clear and it can be observed very easily from the dataset. Veli-Pekka used six stars (that are presented in the picture below) as a comparison stars.
Observer: Veli-Pekka Hentunen