AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #56

Proposer (32895) Dennis Conti (dennis_conti@hotmail.com) obscode: CDEC
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedNov. 17, 2015

In support of a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) survey of some 15 exoplanet atmospheres in the near-infrared, amateur astronomers will be providing ground-based observations at the same time as HST’s observations. The first such observation will be of WASP-76 on November 26, 2015. An ideal ground-based observation location for this particular exoplanet transit is deemed to be Western Australia. As such, it is proposed that AAVSOnet’s BSM-Berry location be used in support of this observation. Specifics are as follows:

Object: WASP-76
V-Magnitude: 9.52
Coordinates: RA 01h 46m 31.8s, DEC +02deg 42m 2.00s
Observation Date/Time (UT):
Date (UT): 11/26/15
Time (UT): 10:30-16:12*
*Note: This time period encompasses 1 hour before and 1 hour after the predicted begin and end of the exoplanet transit.
Special imaging requirements: Use of a V filter; other requirements are itemized in a document that can be provided to the observing site’s manager or to the TAC Committee.

Thank you for your consideration.

Dennis M. Conti, Ph.D.
email: dennis_conti@hotmail.com

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
WASP-76 1.775500 2.70056 9.52 1 Year


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