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Proposal Information for 2004B-0223


PI: Steve B. Howell, WIYN / NOAO, howell@noao.edu
Address: 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705, US

CoI: John Tonry, University og hawaii
CoI: David Ciardi, IPAC / Caltech
CoI: Jason Barnes, LPL
CoI: Jonathan Lunine, LPL

Title: Optical and IR Transit Observations of HD209458

Abstract: We are proposing to perform optical and the first IR transit observations of the Jupiter-like planet orbiting HD209458. We will use our proven high precision, high time resolution techniques to obtain detailed optical and IR light curves in various band-passes. The precision levels we can obtain will allow us to test current models for the atmospheric composition in HD209458b as well as search for and detect (if present) atmospheric chemical species such as CO, CH_4, and water.


National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, Arizona 85726, Phone: (520) 318-8000, Fax: (520) 318-8360



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