The main research activities of the Holomon Astronomical station involve:
Follow up observation of transiting extra-solar planets
The main scope of this work is to build a library of transit observations from various locations using different instruments. In particular, we aim to improve the characterisation of their ephemeris, their orbital parameters, and the activity of their host stars.
Survey for new exoplanets
The Thessaloniki Research for Transits project is a project aiming to detect extrasolar planets, especially Hot Jupiter Planets, orbiting Sun-like stars.
Survey for new variable stars and Observations of already known variable stars
The equipment of the station is used to search for new variable stars and also to conduct observations of already known variables with the aim of reporting their activity and improving their basic parameters.
Observations of asteroids
The main aim of the project is to determine the rotational period and the shape of the asteroids.
Systematic observations have been conducted in order to measure the quality of the night sky at Mt Holomon. These results will contribute to improve the quality of the aquired data.
Publications related to the Holomon Astronomical Station:
Karpouzas, K. et al. 2017. Determining the structure and properties of the triple system AV CMi
Kokori, A. & Tsiaras, A. 2017. Developing a user-friendly photometric software for exoplanets to increase participation in Citizen Science (CS) and abstract
Kokori, A. et al. 2017. Follow-up observations of transiting exoplanets with small telescopes
Kokori, A. et al. 2017. The Holomon Astronomical Station
Kokori, A. et al. 2017. Observations of variable stars from Holomon Astronomical Station
Tsiaras, A. et al. 2017. Searching for undetected companions in the Qatar-1 system through transit timing variations
Tsiaras, A. et al. 2017. HOPS: the photometric software of the Holomon Astronomical Station
Karpouzas, K. et al. 2013. A new method for planetary transit light curve optimization
Avdellidou, Ch. et al. 2012. Lightcurve Analysis of 266 Aline, 664 Judith, (16959) 1998 QE17 and (32910) 1994 TE15
Avdellidou, Ch. et al. 2011. Calculation of the rotational period of the "Mars crosser" asteroid (32910) 1994TE15
Avdellidou, Ch. et al. 2011. Aristotle University Astronomical Station at Mt.Holomon
Ioannidis, P. et al. 2011. Survey for variable stars and exoplanetary transits from Holomon Astronomical Station
Mislis, D. et al. 2011. The Photometric Software for Transits (PhoS-T)
Antoniadis, I. et al. 2010. ThReT: A New Survey for Extrasolar Planetary Transits at Mt. Holomon, Greece
Nestoras, I. et al. 2006. Seeing Measurements from Mt. Holomon