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HD 149026_b Ingress

2014 06 17
Since 2006 that I'm pursuing this hard to catch exoplanet. Made a few attempts and all failed, some due to weather and others due to hardware.
Well, this one was on the same unlucky trend but at least I got an ingress...
It was discovered in 2005 in the Hercules constellation.

This exoplanet has a few things that makes it hard to do a proper capture:
It orbits a bright V8.16 mag G0 IV type star.
It has a very shallow depth (~3mmag).
It requires a FOV (field of view) big enough to get the nearby star with aprox the same magnitude, all other stars in the field are to faint for good precision photometry.

HD 149026_b transit (ingress) plot.