Towards the Albedo of an Exoplanet: MOST Satellite Observations of Bright Transiting Exoplanetary SystemsTowards the Albedo of an Exoplanet: MOST Satellite Observations of Bright Transiting Exoplanetary Systems
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Jason F. Rowea1, Jaymie M. Matthewsa1, Sara Seagera1, Dimitar Sasselova1, Rainer Kuschniga1, David B. Guenthera1, Anthony F. J. Moffata1, Slavek M. Rucinskia1, Gordon A. H. Walkera1 and Werner W. Weissa1
The Canadian MOST satellite is a unique platform for observations of bright transiting exoplanetary systems. Providing nearly continuous photometric observations for up to 4 weeks, MOST can produce important observational data to help us learn about the properties of exosolar planets. We review our current observations of HD 209458 and HD 189733 with implications for the albedo and our progress towards detecting reflected light from an exoplanet.