Catalog of Nearby Exoplanets

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GJ 758 B - Only 50 ly away. Get your reservations in! :biggrin:

GJ 758 b is an extrasolar planet candidate which orbits the G-type main sequence star GJ 758, located approximately 50 light years away, in the constellation Lyra. With an effective temperature of approximately 593 K (320 °C), it is a candidate for the coolest body outside the Solar System to be thermally imaged, and is the first planet-like object orbiting a Sun-like star to be seen directly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJ_758_b

Thalmann, Christian (2009). "Discovery of the Coldest Imaged Companion of a Sun-Like Star". arΧiv:0911.1127v1
http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1127v1

Discovery of an Exoplanet Candidate Orbiting a Sun-Like Star: Inaugural Observations with Subaru's New Instrument HiCIAO
http://subarutelescope.org/Pressrelease/2009/12/03/index.html


The first portrait of a cool planet
http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrat...Releases/2009/pressRelease20091207/index.html
Max Planck astronomers have succeeded in directly imaging a faint object that orbits a Sun-like star
 
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GJ 758 B - Only 50 ly away. Get your reservations in! :biggrin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GJ_758_b

Thalmann, Christian (2009). "Discovery of the Coldest Imaged Companion of a Sun-Like Star". arΧiv:0911.1127v1
http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1127v1

Discovery of an Exoplanet Candidate Orbiting a Sun-Like Star: Inaugural Observations with Subaru's New Instrument HiCIAO
http://subarutelescope.org/Pressrelease/2009/12/03/index.html

The first portrait of a cool planet
http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrat...Releases/2009/pressRelease20091207/index.html
Max Planck astronomers have succeeded in directly imaging a faint object that orbits a Sun-like star

Fascinating Astronuc... and equally as fascinating is the fact that Subaru makes telescopes.
Or is that the same company as the car company?
 
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Subaru is the (Japanese, I think) word for the Pleiades, so I tend to think it's named after that...
 
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Subaru is the (Japanese, I think) word for the Pleiades, so I tend to think it's named after that...

Thanks Nabeshin

The telescope includes the biggest mirror used in telescopes world wide, which has been made thin in order to tackle some of the problems associated with size. The telescope will be able to detect objects far enough away to have occurred during the infancy of the universe. There may also be more information on dark matter obtainable from this new telescope.

http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/Business-international/Thinking-big-Mines-bigger-than-yours.html

July 2010 there will be tours of the Subaru telescope in Hawaii.

What will the Tours be like?

The tour of the Subaru Telescope allows visitors to see one of the worlds's most powerful astronomical telescopes upclose and in person.

Our summit guide will meet visitors with reservations outside the telescope enclosure (i.e. the dome) at a pre-appointed time and will escort the visitors inside the enclosure.

The tour will last approximately 40 minutes in length. Visitors will be able to see the telescope and the primary mirror recoating facilities.

Photographs are welcome, however sometimes flash photos are not allowed due to telescope operations

Tours are offered up to 15 days a month. On each day that we offer tours, tours begin at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, and 1:30PM.

Tours will be either in Japanese or English.

One week advance reservations are necessary (and must be made) through this webpage.

http://www.naoj.org/Information/Tour/Summit/index.html
 
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Yet another list - http://www.planetary.org/exoplanets/list.php [Broken]

The neighborhood is getting crowded.
 
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