• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    • The purpose of starting the search of their own planet
    • Investigation of the shortage of information pertaining the search of a new Earth
  • 01:53    |    
    The Kepler planet candidates in the galaxy
    • The earth analog box and the development of extrapolation
    • Model of the transit and the Kepler data
    • The improving of the accuracy and precision of the observation regarding transits
    • The Kepler planet-detection pipeline and its limitations
    • The artificial limit of detecting planets
    • The Kepler data archive
    • The Kepler science center
    • PIKE, a new software for Kepler planet research
  • 12:55    |    
    The three different types of data
    • Kepler field
    • Open clusters
    • Perfect optimization of the targets by tradeoff
    • Problem of memory and storage in studying space
    • Photometry archive
    • Analyzing the pixel images
    • Simple aperture photometry
    • Light curve product
  • 21:14    |    
    Analysis of an eclipsing binary
    • The production of systematic noise and its correction
    • The archived light curve
  • 25:24    |    
    Aperture photometry
    • Qualities of PIKE data reduction software
    • The flux optimization of the object of study
    • The change of space field focus and its equilibrium
    • The statistical time series light curve
    • Change of method and its different solutions
    • Ensemble co-trending of light curves
    • The common trend of light curves
    • Co-trending base vector analysis
    • Light curve analysis and the elimination of systematics
    • Characterization of transit strips in polynomial functions
  • 42:43    |    
    Point-spread function (PSF) photometry
    • A different type of photometric analysis
    • Point-spread function (PSF) fitting
    • Different elimination of contaminants between methods of analysis
    • Quantification relevant to the analysis methods of the precision of the light curves
    • Exercise of the community for finding analog planets
    • The improvement of Kepler precision by point-spread function (PSF) photometry
    • Properties of the Kepler targets in the input catalog
    • Artifact of the process for the characterization of stars
    • Other uses for the point-spread function (PSF)
    • Confusion of data and the effect on the depth of the transit
    • Point-spread function (PSF) photometry and flux systematic
    • Legacy exo-planet Archive
    • Threshold crossing event (TCE) in the exo-planet archive
    • Finding the earth analogs
  • 01:03:48    |    
    Future transit-detection mission
    • Exploiting the data of the Kepler mission
    • Predicted transiting exo-planet survey satellite (TESS) yield
    • Chemistry of exoplanet atmospheres
    • Kepler's second exoplanet mission in 2014
    • Change of methodology in finding earth analogs
    • Concentration of two new types of analysis
    • Dark energy
  • 01:14:54    |    
    Final words
  • 01:16:21    |    
    Final credits

Exoplanet Detection: Find your Own Planet

New Media  | 13 de diciembre de 2013  | Vistas: 243

Martin Still delivers a lecture meant to show students how easy it is for anyone to find and validate their own planet, given the universal availability of transit data collected by the Kepler telescope (See: Exoplanet Detection: The Scientific Yield of Kepler). This allows any individual to contribute to the field of exoplanets, specifically in the ever-continuing search of a body that shares Earth’s stellar temperature, planet size, and orbit size.

Still describes the basic how-tos of detecting planets, in order to make the most efficient use of the available data. He introduces websites and tools that will provide those interested with guidelines, manuals, and software specific to the science of exoplanet detection. The audience learns to interpret and manage irregularities in the data, and the concepts of eclipsing binaries, aperture photometry, and point-spread function photometry. The secret lies in learning how to correct for glitches to extract high-quality light curves. Future missions associated to Kepler will provide new, exciting data spectrums to work with.

By the end of this presentation, the inspired user understands key the tips and starters to finding their own planet. Given these tools, the accessibility of this information allows anyone to participate in the search of an Earth twin.


Martin Still is Program Scientist for the Astrophysics Division within the…