# Challenge with a Transit Method Curve

My assignment is to identify how many planets are in this curve and what the orbital period is. I'm just confused on the way it looks, as most curves I've seen up to this date are more smooth and connected in appearance

• Try to zoom in into one of the transit events, then you'll see more smooth data. Is this real data? Usually you either Fourier-Transform your data to see how many periods are in the data if the times are equidistantly spaced, or you need to perform a Lomb-Scargle analysis if it's non-equidistantly spaced. – AtmosphericPrisonEscape Mar 4 '19 at 16:24

In R, you may try to have a first look at your time series using the zoo library and follow e.g. the introductory tutorial.