I receive dozens of emails each day, and chances are you do, too. But one email list I think you should seriously consider subscribing to is the NASA News Releases. There have been 115 news releases and 185 media advisories issued so far this year, so that averages to about one email a day. The quality of these news releases is consistently high—they are far better written and information rich than most of what clutters up our inboxes or what you’ll find on a typical internet news site.
Take, for example, the two news releases that were issued on December 10:
RELEASE 18-114 NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
The transit duration for these exoplanets ranges between 1.08 and 3.11 hours, with a median duration of 2.11 hours.
The exoplanets with the deepest transits, HATS-6 b at 0.035 magnitudes and Kepler-45 b at 0.034 magnitudes, cross stars that are 15.2 and 16.9 magnitude, respectively, so these events might be out of reach for most amateur photometrists. The only other star hosting a transiting exoplanet with a Δm ≥ 0.03m is Tycho 5165-481-1 in Aquila (WASP-80 b) which at visual magnitude 11.9 is a better candidate for smaller instruments. The brightest star on our list (by far) is HD 189733 in Vulpecula, magnitude 7.7, with a drop in brightness that is almost as good at 0.026 magnitudes.
References Fakhouri, O. (2018). Exoplanet Orbit Database | Exoplanet Data Explorer. [online] Exoplanets.org. Available at: http://exoplanets.org/ [Accessed 11 Dec. 2018].