Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

Contributed Papers

Measuring accurate transit parameters

Joshua N. Winna1

a1 Department of Physics, and Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 email: jwinn@mit.edu

Abstract

By observing the transits of exoplanets, one may determine many fundamental system parameters. I review current techniques and results for the parameters that can be measured with the greatest precision, specifically, the transit times, the planetary mass and radius, and the projected spin-orbit angle.