Transit spectroscopy with James Webb Space Telescope: systematics, starspots and stitching

  title={Transit spectroscopy with James Webb Space Telescope: systematics, starspots and stitching},
  author={Joanna K. Barstow and Suzanne Aigrain and Patrick G. J. Irwin and Sarah Kendrew and Leigh N. Fletcher},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is predicted to make great advances in the field of exoplanet atmospheres. Its 25 m 2 mirror means that it can reach unprecedented levels of precision in observations of transit spectra, and can thus characterise the atmospheres of planets orbiting stars several hundred pc away. Its coverage of the infrared spectral region between 0.6 and 28 µm allows the abundances of key molecules to be probed during the transit of a planet in front of the host star, and… Expand
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