Exoplanetology: Exogazing

Exoplanetology: Exogazing.

Hobby astronomers often work their way through observation lists such as the Messier list or a list of carbon stars. I for one could really use a list of stars with exoplanets. Just looking at the stars and knowing there are planets around them could be inspiring to students and also to me.

Fomalhaut B

HST Image of Fomalhaut B

Perhaps I should stop being lazy and just make the list myself. Either way check out the blog post above on exogazing and why it is a good idea. EDIT: Wikipedia has a list of known extra-solar planets.

One site I found from the Exoplanetology page that is worth exploring is the JPL PlanetQuest page. It has a 3D star atlas of exoplanet systems.

Fomalhaut in early November from Bellaire TX

Fomalhaut in early November from Bellaire TX

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