STARE (STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets) uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars. An important byproduct of this search will be an unusually complete survey of variable stars within its selected fields-of-view. STARE is a member of TrES, a network of three small-aperture telescopes searching the sky for transiting planets.
|TrES-1 Thermal Emission Detected!
TrES Network Success: Transiting Planet TrES-1 Discovered.
Asteroid 2002NY40 Observed by STARE.
STARE Astronomers detect extrasolar planetary atmosphere.
Success! Planetary Transits Across a Sun-like Star, HD209458.