EXOPLANET TRANSITS: MISSIONS
Find an exoplanet transit to observe
Select a region below and choose an event near your location.
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To find out if you can observe an exoplanet transit, simply select a row and zoom by scrolling on the map. If you are near any location with a symbol, you are qualified for that scientific mission! If there is not a symbol near your location, you will not be able to observe the event.
Each symbol has a meaning:
- Blue stars & shading = you can observe the entire event.
- Yellow triangles = you can observe the entire event but you may have tracking difficulty due to the altitude of the star above your horizon.
- Orange diamonds = you may miss the start or end of the event.
You can click on any symbol for precise local observation times, target altitudes, and Sun altitudes.
Reading the Prediction Table:
- The Link automatically populates observing settings into the Unistellar app’s “Exoplanet transits” Science menu.
- Finder is an image of the target field of view. It may be rotated in your sky.
- Date is the observation start date in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
- Start, End UTC is the event’s observation start or end time in UTC. Your local start or end time may differ.
- Local is the observation start time in the time zone of your device’s browser.
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