Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, July 15-20, 2013

Poster 2K047

Young Exo-Planet Transit Initiative (YETI)

Neuhäuser, Ralph (Astrophysical Institute Jena, Germany)
Errmann, Ronny (Astrophysical Institute Jena, Germany)
Raetz, Stefanie (Astrophysical Institute Jena, Germany)
Chen, Wen-Ping (Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan)
Hu, Seline (Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan)
Torres, Guillermo (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA)
Kellerer, Aglae (Centre for Advanced Instrumentation, UK)
Kitze, Manfred (Astrophysical Institute Jena, Germany)
YETI Team, (all over the world)

The Young Exo-Planet Transit Initiative (YETI) uses a network of about 20 telescopes worldwide to monitor several young stellar clusters in order to study all kinds of variability, but primarily to identify planetary transits. We will present first results from the clusters Trumpler-37 and 25 Ori including follow-up imaging and spectroscopy of our first three transit candidates. Discovery of a transiting planet (with direct mass and radius estimates) in a cluster younger than about 10 Myr allows critical tests of planetary formation theories. We will also present additional science results on variability of young stars and eclipsing young binaries.

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