Pro-am project – ‘Microlensing Search for Exoplanets’
Updated 2022 May 12
Due to the very low take-up I have, reluctantly, decided to discontinue our formal involvement in this project. Of course members can continue on an individual basis if the wish to do so. My thanks to those who have submitted observations.
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 outlines the steps to be taken by both coordinator and observers.
Full details are available at Microlensing pro-am project – version 5.pdf
20210629 Apologies for no alert this week – decorating took priority. Normal service will be resumed next week
ARPS Assistant Director Exoplanets