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Current Exoplanets Sky Database (SDB)

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Current Exoplanets Sky Database (SDB)

Last Update January 11, 2019

NASA Exoplanet Archive web site 
count to date 3,872

This zip file contains the latest update for the Exoplanets. 

To install: 

  1. Download and unzip the files in this archive Current to the SDBs folder of TheSkyX's Application Support Files
  2. From TheSkyX, click the Database Manager command from the Input menu.
  3. Expand Sky Databases, then My Sky Databases and turn on the appropriate checkbox for this SDB.
  4. Once the downloaded file has been unzipped/extracted to the folder above it will appear in TheSkyX under Input>Database Manager>Sky Databases (SDBs)>My Sky Databases. To enable the SDB place a check here.

The planets are searched using their given exoplanet name. For example,

Edit > Find EXP-2019 11 Com B

returns the following:

Object Name: 11 Com b
Name 2: EXP-2019 11 Com b
Object Type: Reference Point
RA (2000.0): 12h 20m 43.0s
Dec (2000.0): +17° 47' 34"
Magnitude: unknown
Source Catalog: My SDBs: Exoplanets Jan 2019
Hipparcos: HIP 60202
Henry Draper: HD 107383       
Planet Name: 11 Com b                   
Host: 11 Com                     
Planet Letter: b             
Disc. Method: Radial Velocity               
# of Planets: 1             
Orbital Period days: 326.03000000     

Note the fields used are the exoplanet name, Hip/HD number, Host star, Planet Letter, Discovery Method, number of planets found and Orbital Period.

To see the entire list of items use the Advanced tab and select the Exoplanets SDB.

Turn on the Frame Object checkbox so that each item highlighted in the list is automatically centered on the Sky Chart.


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