AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Exoplanet Observing: from Art to Science (Abstract)

Volume 45 number 2 (2017)

Dennis M. Conti
Chair, AAVSO Exoplanet Section, Annapolis, MD 21403; dennis@astrodennis.com
Jack Gleeson
AAVSO Exoplanet Database Lead, Liverpool, England; me@jackgleeson.co.uk


(Abstract only) This paper will review the now well-established best practices for conducting high precision exoplanet observing with small telescopes. The paper will also review the AAVSO’s activities in promoting these best practices among the amateur astronomer community through training material and online courses, as well as through the establishment of an AAVSO Exoplanet Database. This latter development will be an essential element in supporting followup exoplanet observations for upcoming space telescope missions such as TESS and JWST.