2021 May 27
Microlensing Search for Exoplanets
We at the very early stages in this project so your involvement would be most welcome. You will notice that the required frequency of observations is, typically, daily so it should quite easily fit with any other observing program you may be following.
There are likely to be just a handful of targets available at any on time and possibly only one or two which have the potential to detect exoplanets, identified by weekly alert emails which will also be listed below, so the amount of observing time that needs to be devoted to this project should not unduly impinge on other observing activities. The advantage over comet and supernovae hunting is that we do know where to look!!!
The process flowchart above is taken from the project document referred to below and outlines the steps to be taken by both coordinator and observers.
Full details have been announced by the ARPS Director, Richard Miles and are available at Microlensing pro-am project.pdf Please note that this project is still evolving and this version may differ slightly from that circulated previously.
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ARPS Assistant Director Exoplanets