From my blog

About anything which interests me really.


Jan 2017

The Hill sphere transit of the directly imaged exoplanet beta Pictoris b

This summer will be the first time that we’ll be able to observe the Hill sphere of a directly imaged exoplanet …

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Oct 2015

This is the type of image we astronomers discard

I came across this image whilst doing some work and it made me halt my work for a bit as I …

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Jul 2014

My meeting with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Today I got the unique opportunity to meet Neil deGrasse Tyson at my new job at the Institut d’Astrophysique in Paris. By …

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Apr 2011

How to decide on which exoplanet candidates to observe

Here I will go through the steps I use when deciding on which exoplanet to observe using an amateur telescope. Step 1: …