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The observation of exoplanet transit events in China Xiao-bin Wang 1, Sheng-hong Gu 1, Andrew Collier Cameron 2, Xiang-song Fang 1, Dong-tao Cao 1 and.

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1 The observation of exoplanet transit events in China Xiao-bin Wang 1, Sheng-hong Gu 1, Andrew Collier Cameron 2, Xiang-song Fang 1, Dong-tao Cao 1 and Zhi-liang Guo 1 1.Yunnan Observatory, CAS, China 2.University of St. Andrews, UK Shanghai

2 Outline Background Observation Data reduction Light curve analysis Future plan

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4 Background It is known well that the transit of exoplanet can provide information about its radii and orbital inclination which can be used to derive its mass and density, furthermore, to infer the clue on its formation and evolution. The monitoring for changes on orbital inclination, transit time and duration makes it possible to detect other low-mass exoplanets. Here, we give out the preliminary results of our follow-up observation on transit events and future plan on this topic in China.

5 Observation Instruments  1.0m telescope+2Kx2K CCD at Yunnan Observatory  R filter

6  85cm telescope+1Kx1K CCD at Xinglong station of NAOC.  R filter

7 Targets:  SuperWASP project: WASP-1b, WASP-2b, WASP-11b…  XO project: XO-2b, XO-3b…  HATNet project: HAT-P-1b, HAT-P-9b…  CoRoT project: CoRoT-Exo-1b…

8 Data reduction Photometry  Aperture photometry (uncrowded field) IRAF package  Image subtraction (crowded field) ISIS package (Alard & Lupton 1998, Alard 2000)

9 Two examples

10 Remove the systematic errors for aperture photometry results  Coarse decorrelation (Collier Cameron et al. 2006)  SysRem algorithm (Tamuz et al. 2005)

11 WASP-11b

12 XO-2b

13 Light curve analysis Markov Chain Monte Carlo code (Collier Cameron et al. 2007)

14 Result 1: WASP-11b

15 Transit epoch= Transit depth= mag Transit width= days Stellar mass= M_sun Stellar radius= R_sun Orbital inclination= deg Planet radius= R_jup

16 Result 2: XO-2b

17 Transit epoch= Transit depth= mag Transit width= days Stellar mass= M_sun Stellar radius= R_sun Orbital inclination= deg Planet radius= R_jup

18 Future plan New instruments  Lijiang 2.4m telescope CCD camera: 2Kx2K chip, FOV 4’x4’ YFOSC CCD camera: 4Kx4K chip, FOV 9’X9’ Mosaic CCD camera: 6Kx6K, 4chips, FOV 9’x9’ LiJET: LiJiang Exoplanet Tracker (see Ting-gui Wang’s talk yesterday)

19 Research projects  Defocus observation for transit events Improve the accuracy of transit light curves  Open cluster transit survey Discover new transit exoplanet candidates LiJET follow-up confirmation for the brighter ones of them

20 Thank you!


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