Astronomy & Telescopes

TrExoLiSTS: Transiting Exoplanets List of Space Telescope Spectroscopy

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 16, 2022
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TrExoLiSTS: Transiting Exoplanets List of Space Telescope Spectroscopy
Transiting Exoplanets

We present the STScI WFC3 project webpage, Transiting Exoplanets List of Space Telescope Spectroscopy, TrExoLiSTS. It tabulates existing observations of transiting exoplanet atmospheres, available in the MAST archive made with HST WFC3 using the stare or spatial scan mode.

A parallel page is available for all instruments aboard JWST using the spectral Time Series Observation (TSO) mode. The web pages include observations obtained during primary transits, secondary eclipses and phase curves. TREXOLISTS facilitates proposal preparation for programs that are highly-complementary to existing programs in terms of targets, wavelength coverage, as well as reduces duplication and redundant effort.

Reference for the quality of the HST WFC3 visits taken more than 1.5 years ago are made available via including diagrams of the direct image, white light curve and drift of the spectral time series across the detector.

Future improvements to the webpage will include: Expanding program query to other HST instruments and reference for the quality of JWST visits.

Nikolay K. Nikolov, Aiden Kovacs, Catherine Martlin

Comments: Accepted for publication in Research Notes of the AAS
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)
Cite as: arXiv:2212.07966 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2212.07966v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
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