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scubaanddreams
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Reged: 11/24/08

First full Exoplanet Transit
      #5464824 - 10/11/12 03:34 AM

Well, finally got the full transit of Qatar-1b. Equipment; C 9.25, CGEM, 50mm Guidescope, ST-8300M taken with V-filter.



Full details here via TRESCA database: Qatar-1B Sherman Johns


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nytecam
Postmaster


Reged: 08/20/05

Loc: London UK
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: scubaanddreams]
      #5464847 - 10/11/12 04:51 AM

Impressive - keep up the good work;-)

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old_frankland
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/05

Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: nytecam]
      #5465501 - 10/11/12 02:55 PM

Indeed; most impressive!

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ErixAdministrator
Toad Lily
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Reged: 12/25/04

Loc: Texas, USA
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: old_frankland]
      #5465504 - 10/11/12 02:58 PM

Great job! Congrats!

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groz
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Reged: 03/14/07

Loc: Campbell River, BC
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: Erix]
      #5465822 - 10/11/12 06:57 PM

That's a good looking transit.

We've got new equipment here over the last couple of weeks, and I'm hoping to be all set up fairly soon, so that we start doing transits fairly regularily again here. I've stepped up from the C8 to a 12 inch RC, so thinking I should be able to get better results than we did in the past, and our results in the past were pretty decent.


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jmandell
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Reged: 06/15/11

Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: groz]
      #5465984 - 10/11/12 08:56 PM

Very impressive. I hope to be able to do this one day!

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ZielkeNightsky
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Reged: 10/01/06

Loc: Denmark
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: jmandell]
      #5467811 - 10/13/12 07:15 AM

Very nice work. Congrats

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NJScope
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Reged: 03/08/04

Loc: NJ
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: scubaanddreams]
      #5470709 - 10/14/12 10:37 PM

Awesome..congratulations!

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ASTERON
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Reged: 11/24/07

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Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: NJScope]
      #5483878 - 10/22/12 03:46 PM

Very Nice Data indeed

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Hubert
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Reged: 09/26/06

Loc: Belgium
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: ASTERON]
      #5522479 - 11/16/12 09:04 AM Attachment (70 downloads)

What a coincidence, I have done the same observation a while ago on the same planet.

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Hubert
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Reged: 09/26/06

Loc: Belgium
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: Hubert]
      #5522482 - 11/16/12 09:06 AM

Forgot the mention the equipment : C8 - NEQ6 - SBIG ST7.

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Nick Rose
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Reged: 11/01/10

Loc: San Mateo, CA
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: Hubert]
      #5574890 - 12/16/12 10:16 PM

What software is used to put the data together. Is there free or not expensive software?

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gavinm
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Reged: 08/26/05

Loc: Auckland New Zealand
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: Nick Rose]
      #5576248 - 12/17/12 07:10 PM

The light curves above are from ETD - exoplanet transit database website, part of TRESCA (linked in the original post). The actual photometry can be carried out is lots of software packages from expensive (Maxim DL or Mira) to free (MuniWin). Analysis of the data can be done for free by ETD - awesome site.

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Nick Rose
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Reged: 11/01/10

Loc: San Mateo, CA
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: gavinm]
      #5578278 - 12/19/12 01:32 AM

I'm having a tough time looking at the Transit times for Qatar-1b. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in California which should give me a Long. of N122 and Lat. W37. The second observable time for Qatar 1b for me says it is: 2456282.388 20.12 20:30(17,N) 20.12 21:18(20,N) 20.12 22:07(23,NE), which if those times are in UTC that would put it during daylight for me.

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gavinm
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Reged: 08/26/05

Loc: Auckland New Zealand
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: Nick Rose]
      #5579210 - 12/19/12 04:11 PM

Hey Nick, your coordinates are the wrong format for ETD. Your longitude (Eastern) is 238 (360-122) and your latitude is (N)37.
Elongitude used in ETD starts at prime meridian (0) and goes East from there to 360 - all positive, not West negative to -180 and East positive to +180


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Nick Rose
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Reged: 11/01/10

Loc: San Mateo, CA
Re: First full Exoplanet Transit new [Re: gavinm]
      #5579318 - 12/19/12 05:29 PM

Thanks for the fix. I was wondering what the Elong. standed for.

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