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Transit

(a celestial body passing between another and an observer)

A Transit is an astronomical body crossing between an observer and an astronomical body. Examples are Transiting Planets, such as Venus transiting across the Sun, any solar-system planet crossing in front of a star, or an Extra Solar Planet crossing in front of its own star.

Transits are useful for a number of types of measurements and studies. Transits of Moons in front of Jupiter and Saturn have yielded useful data.


(astronomy,event type,transient type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_transit

Referenced by:
Cadence
COROT
Double Transit
Exoplanet Eclipse Light Curve
Eclipse Mapping
Exosatellite
Extra Solar Planet
55 Cancri e (55 Cnc e)
GJ 1214 b
HD 80606 b
K2
Light Curve
Lupus Transit Survey
Magma Ocean
Mass Function
NGTS
Occultation
OGLE
PLATO
Radial Velocity (RV)
Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect (RM Effect)
Secondary Eclipse
SPECULOOS
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)
Transient Astronomy
Transiting Planet
Transit Spectroscopy
Transit Telescope
TRAPPIST
Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES)
Transit Timing Variations (TTV)
Water-Ice Planet
WFCAM Transit Survey (WTS)
XO Project

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