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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Stellar Cartography: Proxima B has a moon...maybe (updated)

Anyway...the main curve is supposed to be Proxima B orbiting Proxima Centauri with its eleven day year...
so the tiny variation I think is a Moon which I name Sugar Glider if anyone is yet to catch it, has a cycle of 0.0294 (32 minutes) and a Relative Velocity contribution of +/- 0.25 ms^-1.
Thats a pretty fast orbit so I figure its a moon and not another planet so close to the star its rolling across the damn surface.

Dont know what the phase shifting relationship is though. It will come to me.

Oops: This is Alpha Centauri B data...

Okay so here is the Proxima Centauri data. Fortunately there is a also moon. Dont know what the noise in Radial velocity data means. Its almost like solar pressure contributing to accelerated rotational velocity (or decelerated rotational velocity).

I wonder if you can name both moons Sugar Glider Possum?

Updated time hopefully.

So the Proxima Centauri looks to have several other planets inside the orbit of Proxima B.

Planet                        Orbit time
Red (Proxima B)*    11.1-ish days
      Moon?                 24 hours
Yellow                        8.2 days
Light Green**               7 days
Light Blue*                 4 days
Pink                             ?
Dark Blue                    ??

? Pink doesnt seem be signal error or the sum of Light Blue and Yellow and Light Green. If its a planet, it doesnt orbit the Star like one. If its orbiting Red (or light green), it is a moon with an elliptical orbit?
*Other Moons: the Light Blue curve has an odd pulse recurring after the transit and crest, and ninety degrees of cycle onward with the signal repeat every 360 degrees. if its orbiting blue it should be recurring just past the bottom of blue dip, and above half way up toward the next crest. making it dark blue with an orbit of two days. However, it overlays the Red at the sine wave peak prior to where the transit should occur. So is it visible as Red enters transit?

**Light Green has the very small amplitude. I would equate to a very tiny mass generating little rotational velocity contribution...or its a huge planet with little orbital radius.

One last update...

I dont got to the point of insane. I dont even know what those last wave forms represent other than previously determined oscillations.

If they are actual planets and moons then yay...I got first exomoon. If not, it was an expedition into crazy waters without a harpoon.

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