Detect Exoplanets by Yourself With the Cheapest Equipment

Introduction: Detect Exoplanets by Yourself With the Cheapest Equipment

About: I post videos on habitable exoplanets, extraterrestrial intelligence and interstellar travel.

In this video I will show you how you can detect exoplanets with the cheapest possible equipment.

Step 1: Find When Is the Exoplanet Going to Transit the Star

You will find this information in the Exoplanet Transit Database (ETD).

Step 2: Take for Example 5-Second Exposures With a Gain of 1 for 3 Hours

You can take the photographs with the program that came with the camera, which is called SharpCap.

Step 3: Once the Transit Has Finished, Perform Multi-Aperture Photometry

With a program called 'AstroImageJ' open all the images, select the target star and for example a couple of reference stars, and perform multi-aperture photometry to detect the light curve.

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