We find new planets by looking at how the brightness of a star changes over time
As the planet passes in front of the star we see a dip in the light from it. Depending on how far the planet is from the star, you may see one or many dips in the lightcurve
Can you spot the transits?
Click the plus button and drag the box to mark them or just draw a box over the points
Did you spot them?
These are the locations of the transits
Don't worry if you missed them, transit hunting is hard and requires practice!
These sections are gaps in the data where the telescope was switched off. These are not transits and you don't need to mark them.
You can use the bottom sliders to zoom
Why don't you try this now?
You can always get help by using the button above
Now you know what you're looking for let's jump in to some real data
- Type of star:
- Apparent visual magnitude: