An anonymous reader writes "During the nights of Oct. 5 and Oct. 30, backyard sky-watchers will get their chance. Univ. California (St. Cruz) and NASA are enlisting the large amateur astronomy community to use CCD-equipped telescopes and computer-analyzed photographs to find dimming in the only star (HD 209458 b, HD is the Henry Draper star catalog) known to have a planet candidate correctly aligned for the 'transit method' of planet discovery."
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