|Proposer||(3522) Bart Staels (STAELS.BART.BVBA@PANDORA.BE) obscode: SBL|
|Assigned To||(3663) Dirk Terrell|
|Date Submitted||March 20, 2017|
Dr. Karen Collins (Vanderbilt University) has requested ground-based, follow-up observations of recently discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. This exoplanet is a suspected Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri (V645 Cen). There exists a rough ephemeris of this target based on radial velocity measurements, so the predicted mid-transit times can vary +/- 6 hours. Therefore, it is requested that observations be as long as possible. The expected duration of the transit is less than two hours long. The transit depth is expected to be 5 mmag. However, because Proxima Centauri itself is a flare star, there may be large variations in the light curve.
|Target||RA (H.HH)||Dec (D.DD)||Magnitude||Telescope||Observation Frequency||Expiration Date||Proprietary Term|
|V645 Cen||14.495264||-62.67950||11.1–11.3||—||—||—||6 Months|
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