Q2 Data now fully online!
Hi all –
The Q2 data (chopped up into Q2.1, Q2.2 and Q2.3) are now fully online. Since these data cover a much longer time frame than just the Q1 data, we can now start looking for planets with longer periods. If you spot a single transit in a light curve that you think looks good, why not check all the other data (bot Q1 and Q2) for similar transits; it may be a long period planet.
Why is this so interesting? A planet around a star like our sun that is far enough away not to be fried by the star takes about one year to go around the star once. So you’d see one transit every year. Like our own earth. Around a dimmer star than our sun, the habitable zone is closer in, but still long. So happy hunting, especially for long period transits!
Can I mark new transits of my favorites or my transit-stars? How?
We can you use the My Stars page to see your stars and then go to view star to see all the available data. Then you can mark them in Talk and add them to your collections
Will there be any way to look at Q1-Q2.3 all at once?
you can go the source pages like http://www.planethunters.org/sources/SPH10135451 via the examine star links in Talk or through the My Stars page