Improving Transit Predictions of Known Exoplanets with TERMS

S.R. Kane, D. Ciardi, D. Fischer, G. Henry, A. Howard, E. Jensen, G. Laughlin, S. Mahadevan, K. von Braun, J. Wright
2011 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Transiting planet discoveries have largely been restricted to the short-period or low-periastron distance regimes due to the bias inherent in the geometric transit probability. Through the refinement of planetary orbital parameters, and hence reducing the size of transit windows, long-period planets become feasible targets for photometric follow-up. Here we describe the TERMS project that is monitoring these host stars at predicted transit times.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20101106005 fatcat:kby476mxuza27mehk7rssuhxiq