The Effect of the Transit of Venus on ACRIM’s Total Solar Irradiance Measurements: Implications for Transit Studies of Extrasolar Planets

  title={The Effect of the Transit of Venus on ACRIM’s Total Solar Irradiance Measurements: Implications for Transit Studies of Extrasolar Planets},
  author={G. Schneider and Jay M. Pasachoff and Richard C. Willson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={565 - 571}
We have used the 2004 June 8 transit of Venus (ToV) as a surrogate to test observing methods, strategies, and techniques that are being contemplated for future space missions to detect and characterize extrasolar terrestrial planets (ETPs) as they transit their host stars, notably NASA's Kepler mission, planned for 2008. As an analog to "Kepler-like" photometric transit observations, we obtained (spatially unresolved) radiometric observations with the ACRIM 3 instrument on ACRIMSAT at a… 

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