Exoplanet Kepler-718b in the constellation of Cygnus

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Observation of the transit of the exoplanet from the night between Saturday and Sunday (September 9 – 10, 2023). The target was Kepler-718b in the constellation of Cygnus. The target was quite dim for the Taurus Hill Observatory’s equipment, only 15.2 mag. That’s why the exposure was 150 s long and few observation points were accumulated. According to the measurement, the transit lasted about 128 min, which was in line with the forecasts. The dimming of the star was 21.4 mmag, which was somewhat larger than predicted (vs. 15.1 mmag). One observation of the object had previously been made at TRESCA at the AGO Modra observatory of the Comenius University in Bratislava with slightly more robust equipment. Even then, dimming had been of the same order of 21.8 mmag.

Light curve: credit TRESCA.