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Determining exoplanet properties

In this mini-series Kassie and Nora discuss the physical properties of the transiting exoplanets and how we can extract those properties from the TESS lightcurves. These videos (will) cover topics ranging from what the orbital period is to how we can determine the size of an exoplanet with the help of a Python Notebook. 

Accompanying python coding notebooks can be found underneath the videos. 

All Colab notebooks can be found here: 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/178cGQh19ele83oKV1nfrjnxO8ysvXXKk?usp=sharing

And all Jupyter Notebooks can be found here: 

https://github.com/noraeisner/PH_Coffee_Chat/tree/main/Exoplanet%20Properties

How can we determine the size of the planet? 

In this video Kassie and Nora discuss how we can determine the size of a transiting exoplanet from the TESS light curve. Follow along using the notebooks below. 

Click the logos to open up the Colab notebook or to download the Jupyter notebook. You can use these to follow along with the video.

How do we define the orbital period of a planet?  

In this video Kassie and Nora discuss what the orbital period of exoplanets is and how we can determine them from TESS light curves. 

Click the logos to open up the Colab notebook or to download the Jupyter notebook. You can use these to follow along with the video.

What can we learn from the transit shape?

In this video Kassie and Nora discuss what we can learn from the shape of a transit.

There is no code to accompany this video - you're eyes and personal judgement is the best way to determine the shape of a transit!

 
 
 

What is Box Least Squares (BLS) analysis and how is it used to find exoplanets?

Today we're recapping something from our very first episode - detecting transit-like events using an algorithm. Except this time we're going to try it for ourselves!

Click the logos to open up the Colab notebook or to download the Jupyter notebook. You can use these to follow along with the video.