Date of Award
Master of Science - Natural Sciences
College of Science and Mathematics
Dr. Dan Bruton
Dr. Harry Downing
Dr. Robert Friedfeld
Dr. Norman Markworth
Dr. Wesley Brown
The purpose of this research was to perform the procedures to study transiting exoplanets in their entirety, from the data collection process to determining physical characteristics and orbital properties. The research was conducted with two telescopes of different sizes (16” and 12”) at multiple sites in order to refine the detection process. Both Maxim DL and Mira Pro x64 software were used to process the resulting images. The PHOEBE program was used to model the data to determine the properties of the exoplanets, which were then compared to the results obtained by other astronomers. The data collection process as well as the modeling successfully yielded results that were in agreement with the comparison values.
Holcomb, Clark M., "Observations and Light Curve Analysis of Transiting Extra-Solar Planets" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 52.
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