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Searching for an exoplanet
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I have bought me a new smartphone.
A LG G6.
Al sensors are present.
I controlled the lightsensor and got a good result.
And then I remembered a lesson from a retired american prof with PocketLab to simulate the search for an exoplanet.
The PocketLab can be replaced with an Android smartphone + Phyphox.
With the PocketLab you get a picture of the experience + graph.
If you have a iPhone you need a PocketLab + Bluetooth+ Phyphox (beta).

https://www.thepocketlab.com/educators/s...planet.pdf

https://www.thepocketlab.com/educators/a...ght-sensor
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Hey Roland, thanks for sharing.

I would like to add two things:

1. This might be difficult on some phones with a low resolution light sensor. Some phones should work just like with the PocketLab, but some only give a coarse reading that updates in too big steps. You need to try it to know if a phone works well for this.

2. Phyphox will support the PocketLab One and PocketLab Voyager among other Bluetooth Low Energy devices with the upcoming major update. In fact, Rich (who might be the professor you mentioned) has already developed several experiments with multiple PocketLab Voyagers and phyphox (you can find them by searching for phyphox in their site). A working beta version of the upcoming update will be released for Android next week, although this one will not (yet) support the light sensor on PocketLab devices.
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