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dc.contributor.advisorJames L. Elliot.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorley, Caroline Ven_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-12T19:31:31Z
dc.date.available2018-03-12T19:31:31Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/114139
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 57-58).en_US
dc.description.abstractTransits of exoplanets were observed from June 2009 through January 2010. Six transit light curves are presented in this paper for three planets: WASP-10b, WASP- 11/HAT-P-10b, and TrES-3. Measurements of the planetary radii, semi-major axis, transit duration, and period confirmed literature values to within two sigma. Transit timing variations were not observed in these systems, but calculations show that it would be possible to measure transit timing variations induced by large exomoons (greater than about 6 Earth masses) in the WASP-11/HAT-P-10b system. Challenges of exoplanet observation from small telescopes are discussed. It was determined that overall, transit measurements of many exoplanets using small telescopes can be successful and scientifically useful.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Caroline V. Morley.en_US
dc.format.extent58 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEarth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.titleMeasuring transit timing variations of exoplanets using small telescopesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1027787054en_US


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