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Some Recent Results

Our extrasolar planet activities stem from our interest in wide field imaging, that triggered us to search for planets with the transit method. Currently we are involved in the RoPACS project, searching for rocky planets around cool stars, the PanPlanets project, search for planets with the 7 sq.deg. camera at the Pan-STARRS1 telescope (read more here), and the OmegaTrans project, searching for planets with the OmegaCam camera at the VST. Recently we discovered the candidate transit planet POTS-C1. Through the FP7, Europe-funded RoPACS project we can support 2 PhD students and 1 PostDoc until 2012. Find more about our photometric and spectroscopic searches and follow-ups here.

The candidate transit planet POTS-C1
(as PDF)
The RoPACS project
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Recent Papers

Koppenhoefer, J., Afonso, C., Saglia, R. P., & Henning, Th. 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics 494, 707 Investigating the potential of the Pan-Planets project using Monte Carlo simulations

Raetz, St., Mugrauer, M., Schmidt, T. O. B., Roell, T., Eisenbeiss, T., Hohle, M. M., Tetzlaff, N., Vaňko, M., Seifahrt, A., Broeg, Ch., Koppenhoefer, J., & Neuhäuser, R. 2009, Astronomische Nachrichten 330, 475 Planetary transit observations at the University Observatory Jena: XO-1b and TrES-1

Snellen, I. A. G., Koppenhoefer, J., van der Burg, R. F. J., Dreizler, S., Greiner, J., de Hoon, M. D. J., Husser, T. O., Krühler, T., Saglia, R. P., & Vuijsje, F. N. 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics 497, 545 OGLE2-TR-L9b: an exoplanet transiting a rapidly rotating F3 star

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