First Detection of a Starspot During Transits of an Extrasolar Planet from the Ground. Steward Observatory Undergraduate Symposium. Jason Dittmann Undergraduate Advisor: Laird Close Elizabeth Green, Mike Fenwick. Paper submitted to ApJ Letters. What is a Transit?. TrES-1b.
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First Detection of a Starspot During Transits of an Extrasolar Planet from the Ground
Undergraduate Advisor: Laird Close
Elizabeth Green, Mike Fenwick
Paper submitted to ApJ Letters
The factor of R_p / R_* cos(lat) corrects for the fact that ingress is when the leading limb of the planet crosses the star while egress is when the trailing limb of the planet leaves the star.
We’d like to thank Trevor Olson and Louis Scuderi for helping to take data during May