The puzzling atmospheres of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets revealed by the Discovery Channel Telescope
Muirhead, P. S.
Dalba, P. A.
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CitationP. S. Muirhead, B. Croll, P. A. Dalba, M. Veyette, E. Han, A. Kesseli, B. Healy. 2017. "The puzzling atmospheres of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets revealed by the Discovery Channel Telescope." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts.
The Large Monolithic Imager (LMI) on the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) enables high-precision photometry with a scriptable interface and rapid cycling between photometric bands, all while guiding off-axis. Using LMI, scientists at Boston University have undertaken a number of investigations into low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets. We will report on recent results from these investigations, including (1) measurements of transiting asteroids orbiting a white dwarf, (2) refined ephemerides for long-period transiting exoplanets, (3) investigations revealing biases in space-based exoplanet light curves, (4) investigations of the nature of activity in low-mass stars and brown dwarfs and (5) investigations of low-mass eclipsing binary stars. We will also propose future studies of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and exoplanets using current and future DCT instrumentation.