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26 Jul 2017 15:40

Hi! I would like to share with you guys the easiest way you can find potentially habitable exoplanets from home:



Have you already tried it?
 
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26 Jul 2017 16:19

I tried it a while back. Most of the real exoplanets have already been discovered...
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26 Jul 2017 19:22

It is also unlikely you will able to detect "potentially habitable" planets (terrestrial sized) with this method -- the transit depths are too small and will be lost in the noise.  You can get decent photometry of transiting gas giants, though.

Added:  You can also use a simple camera for observing eclipsing binaries, and get scientifically useful information from it.
 
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26 Jul 2017 23:27

Watsisname wrote:
You can also use a simple camera for observing eclipsing binaries, and get scientifically useful information from it.

Do you mean that we could observe eclipsing binaries using our personal instruments?  :)
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27 Jul 2017 06:46

glad some of you tried it!
here the new of the discovery of some of them by amateurs: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-06/stargazing-live-four-planets-discovered-in-new-solar-system/8423142

by the way, could any admin please move this thread to the 'Science and Astronomy Discussions' subforum? 
 
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27 Jul 2017 09:27

alfa015 wrote:
Source of the post by the way, could any admin please move this thread to the 'Science and Astronomy Discussions' subforum? 

Done. Also fixed the OP, use the youtube BB code (the last button on the message editor toolbar).
 
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28 Jul 2017 03:36

SpaceEngineer wrote:
alfa015 wrote:
Source of the post by the way, could any admin please move this thread to the 'Science and Astronomy Discussions' subforum? 

Done. Also fixed the OP, use the youtube BB code (the last button on the message editor toolbar).

ah perfect, thank you!
 
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04 Aug 2017 02:04

You know what, CCP's MMORPG space sim game Eve Online has a Project Discovery, in which players could help analyse data from CoRoT satellite and look for transit signals. It's a cooperation between CCP and Geneva University, and it's lead by Michel Mayor (co-discoverer of 51 Pegasi b, the first discovered exoplanet around main sequence stars). ImageImageImageImageImageImage
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04 Aug 2017 09:28

^ I was just about to come here and mention that myself ^^
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