Observations of transits of the southern exoplanets WASP 4b and WASP 46b by using a 40 cm telescope
We present photometric observations of transits of the southern exoplanets WASP 4b and WASP 46b using a 40 cm telescope. The obtained values of the orbital inclination, relative stellar radius and relative planet radius are well within the ranges of the previous solutions of the targets. The only exception is the bigger planet radius of WASP 4b that was necessary to reproduce the deeper transit observed by the TriG filter. Our data have a good time resolution and may be used for refinement of the ephemerides of WASP 4b and WASP 46b. The presented results confirmed that small telescopes can be used successfully for the study of exoplanets orbiting stars brighter than 13 mag.
Bulgarian Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- January 2015
- planetary systems;
- stars: individual (WASP-4b and WASP 46b);
- techniques: photometric