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transit

(a celestial body passing between another and an observer)

A transit is an astronomical body crossing between an observer and an astronomical body. Examples are transiting planets, such as Venus transiting across the Sun, any solar system planet crossing in front of a star, or an extra-solar planet crossing in front of its own star.

Transits are useful for a number of types of measurements and studies. Transits of moons in front of Jupiter and Saturn have yielded useful data.

The transit method, of detecting the magnitude variation of stars due to periodic transits, is one method of detecting exoplanets and is also useful for followup studies of planets discovered by other means.


(astronomy,event type,transient type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_transit

Referenced by:
brown dwarf (BD)
cadence
COROT
double transit
exoplanet eclipse light curve
eclipse mapping
ExoFOP
exosatellite
extra-solar planet
55 Cancri e (55 Cnc e)
GJ 1214 b
HD 80606 b
K2
light curve
Lupus Transit Survey
magma ocean
mass function
NGTS
occultation
OGLE
phase angle
PLATO
radial velocity (RV)
Rossiter-McLaughlin effect (RM effect)
secondary eclipse
SPECULOOS
sunspot
super-Earth
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)
transient astronomy
transiting planet
transit spectroscopy
transit telescope
TRAPPIST
Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES)
transit timing variations (TTV)
water-ice planet
WFCAM Transit Survey (WTS)
XO Project

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