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Software to create exoplanet transit lightcurves of all stars in a series of images?

There is quite a bit software out there that can be used for the transit method analysis of single stars, is there software that can do it for many simultaneously?
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It is possible to estimate an exoplanets' orbital period from just one transit?

Is one lightcurve containing a dip in brightness obtained from the transit method sufficient to obtain or estimate the orbital period of an exoplanet - such that one (first) observation could be used ...
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Probability of exoplanet transit

An exoplanet is in a circular orbit around its star. The radius of the star is $r_{star}$ The radius of the exoplanet is $r_{planet}$ The radius of the orbit is $r_{orbit}$. The orbital period of the ...
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Feasibility of detecting earth-like exoplanets with amateur telescopes

An approximation of the dimming of exoplanet transits can be obtained by dividing the areas of the disks of the exoplanet and star by each other. Taking the radii of Jupiter and our sun results in an ...
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When does DSCOVR see the Moon transit Earth?

In 2015, NASA published the first images of the Moon transiting the Earth as seen from DSCOVR. The text accompanying these images says such a transit would be captured on camera about twice a year. I ...
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Can you distinguish a transit from an eclipse when observing Galilean moons?

If I look at Jupiter through a small telescope (or binoculars) while Io is overlapping Jupiter, is it possible for me to visually distinguish a transit from an occultation? For example, maybe there's ...
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