Breaking News – Free NASA Software Now Allows You to Discover Exoplanets!!!
NASA is releasing an open source project called “Open Source differential photometry Code for Accelerating Amateur Research” (OSCAAR). Whether you are a serious observer, astro-photographer, or a comet-hunter, with the help of this free NASA software OSCAAR, you will be able to detect exoplanets! Wouldn’t it be nice to be the first to identify an exoplanet? We would like to help~
What will you need?
Sky-Watcher SynScan mount model EQ5 or higher
OSCAAR and Required Dependencies
How to get started?
After you made sure that your system has the required dependencies (software bundle) https://github.com/OSCAAR/OSCAAR/wiki/Dependencies, you are ready to follow the installation instructions https://github.com/OSCAAR/OSCAAR/wiki.
How OSCAAR works?
When an exoplanet passes in front of its star as seen from the earth, the transit will block out a small amount of that star’s light. OSCAAR allows you to detect the changes in the brightness of the star by comparing flux variations, and thus identify the exoplanet.
What will you discover most likely?
Giant gas planets that orbit close to their stars.