A general catalogue of exoplanets


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This website is an attempt to create a general overview of all discovered exoplanets. The counter is on 7087 at the moment (01-04-2017).
Not just the confirmed ones, not just the Kepler ones, not just transiting exoplanets, not just exoplanets from peer-reviewed journals.
The reason not to focus on just confirmed or not confirmed is that usually radial velocity observations are taken as criterium for other discovery methods as proof that this is really an exoplanet. So most discoveries rely on more than one method anyway. Another reason is that there is not yet a generally accepted definition of ‘confirmation’ that can be used. The exoplanet.eu site and the Kepler site disagree on many occasions what should be called a ‘confirmed’ exoplanet.
So where do I take data from? My information sources are the following (please see the data sources for explanation):
1) www.exoplanet.eu Please beware of the many mistakes on exoplanet.eu: see Mistakes on www.exoplanet.eu
2) Kepler candidates Kepler archive
3) Centre de Donnees Stellaires see CDS
4) Exoplanets discovered/observed by amateur astronomers (this part of the database still needs to be done).
5) Newly reported exoplanets in Arxiv publications, see Arxiv
6) Variable stars with the status Ep or Ep: (total 42) from the General Catalogue of Variable Stars GCVS

** UPDATE 15-03-2017**
This is the last version of the database in this administrative form, with just identification data. Last year I have been programming in Python to extend the database with more interesting astrophysical parameters. The new fields (including the old ones) are:

- BD id
- Circumbinary planet
- Planet letter
- Constellation
- Confirmed/unconfirmed
- Declination
- Discovery detection type
- Host distance
- GCVS id
- GSC id
- HD id
- Stellar host age
- Stellar host mass
- Stellar host radius
- Stellar host spectrum
- Kepler id
- Magnitude
- 2MASS id
- Name
- Number of references
- Number of planets
- Parallax
- Planet density
- Planet-host angular distance
- Planetary orbit eccentricity
- Planetary orbit inclination
- Planet orbital period
- Planet mass
- Planet radius
- Proper motion
- Planet semi major axis
- Radial velocity
- Right ascension
- Planet calculated temperature
- Stellar host temperature
- USNO id
- Year of discovery

In about a month time I should be able to present here the new database.

Geert Hoogeveen



Last modified: 01/04/2017 Geert Hoogeveen
Image credits: top picture: NASA - C. Carreau, bottom picture: NASA - D. Aguilar
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This website has made use of the NASA Exoplanet Archive, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology
This website has made use of the SIMBAD, Vizier and Aladin tools of the CDS, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France
This website has made use of the website www.exoplanet.eu
This website has made use of the General Catalogue of Variable Stars: Samus N.N., Durlevich O.V., Kazarovets E V., Kireeva N.N., Pastukhova E.N., Zharova A.V., et al., General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2012) http://www.sai.msu.su/gcvs/gcvs/index.htm