- 08 40 59.2
- -23 27 23
- Observing Advice
- V filter - 5s
- Nightly Visibility
- From FTN - until end of March; From FTS - until early June
- Visible dates
- Apr 5 2013 - May 5 2013
- Further information:
They hope to determine the ages of these stars from the speed at which they rotate, which they believe can be measured by taking observations of them over a timescale of a few weeks to months. These ages will help them understand better the environments in which these exoplanets are found.
Ideally, astronomers would like a single 5s exposure (Bessell V filter) taken from FTN and FTS by schools in each of their sessions on the telescopes.
The co-ordinates and exposure/filter information can be found in the box on the right hand side of this page. We hope that once we have some data, we can get the schools to perform their own analysis (using free software and provided instructions) to supplement that being performed by the experts.
This object is visible from the Faulkes Telescope sites during the following times:
FTS - Visible from 09:00 UT - 14:30 UT (Daily)
FTN - Visible until 09:30 UT (Daily)