Columns in the catalogue
News and updates
Mistakes on www.exoplanet.eu and Kepler website
Most websites that show a database on exoplanets just have a selection like transiting exoplanets, confirmed exoplanets, kepler exoplanets etc.
This database does not focus on the confirmed/unconfirmed distinction as there is no agreed definition for those categories yet.
The total counter for all exoplanets of any type is on 7462 at the moment (04-07-2018).
The total collection of all records can be found in the catalogue. Newly added records are in bold.
Data for this inclusive database come from 5 websites (please see the data sources for explanation):
www.exoplanet.eu the exoplanet database maintained by the Paris Astronomical Institute
Kepler archive the Kepler website where the databases for the confirmed, unconfirmed and the K2 candidate exoplanets are maintained
CDS the general exoplanet database maintained by the Centre de Donnee Stellaires from the University of Strasbourg
Arxiv newly reported exoplanets in Arxiv publications
GCVS variable stars with the status Ep or Ep: (total 36) from the General Catalogue of Variable Stars
All databases mentioned above are compared with the existing database that was collected in the course of the last few years
to find the ones that are not in my database yet.
Identification is done based on coordinates, not on exoplanet name because that is impossible.
After extensive analysis that this is indeed a new exoplanet, it will be added to my database, including all the identification data,
usually data are taken from the CDS as this is the most accurate database. See Datasources for more details
What is not included:
- exoplanets for which no coordinates are given (several 'anonymous' exoplanets on exoplanet.eu)
- exoplanets that are reported in publications as exoplanets but for which no observations or discovery publication can be found
(and probably are just typos of existing exoplanets)
- exoplanets labeled as false positive in Kepler or 'err' in the CDS
The number of exoplanets in these databases is as follows (on 04-07-2018):
Exoplanets discovered by amateur astronomers
because of the many double entries the total number of exoplanets amounts to: 7462
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