Undoubtedly, exoplanet astrophysics is one of the most intriguing research fields in modern science.
The Virtual Telescope Project contributes to extrasolar planets research doing high precision photometry of transiting ones.
Microlensing observations is going to be activated soon, too.
So far, the Virtual Telescope contributed to the discovery of two exoplanets (XO-2b, XO-3b), otherwise doing follow-up observations.
Below, some lightcurves of exoplanets done at the Virtual Telescope.
- GJ 1214b super-Earth
- HAT-P 27b
- XO-2b (discovery paper)
- XO-3b (discovery paper)
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