Observational studies and instrument developments for transiting exoplanets
A list of five major papers
- “MuSCAT2: four color simultaneous camera for the 1.52 m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez,’’ Narita, Norio ; Fukui, Akihiko; Kusakabe, Nobuhiko; Watanabe, Noriharu; Palle, Enric; Parviainen, Hannu; Montañés Rodríguez, Pilar; Murgas, Felipe; Monelli, Matteo; Aguiar, Marta; Perez Prieto, Jorge Andres; Oscoz, Álex; de Leon, Jerome; Mori, Mayuko; Tamura, Motohide; Yamamuro, Tomoyasu; Béjar, Victor J. S.; Crouzet, Nicolas; Hidalgo, Diego; Klagyivik, Peter Luque, Rafael; Nishiumi, Taku , 2019, Journal of Astronomical Teles copes, Instruments, and Systems, 5(1), 015001
- “MuSCAT: a multicolor simultaneous camera for studying atmospheres of transiting exoplanets,’’ Narita, Norio ; Fukui, Akihiko; Kusakabe, Nobuhiko; Onitsuka, Masahiro; Ryu, Tsuguru; Yanagisawa, Kenshi; Izumiura, Hideyuki; Tamura, Motohide; Yamamuro, Tomoyasu , 2015b, Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, 1(4), 045001
- “Multi color Transit Photometry of GJ 1214b through BJHKs Bands and a Long term Mo nitoring of the Stellar Variability of GJ 1214,’’ Narita, Norio ; Fukui, Akihiko; Ikoma, Masahiro; Hori, Yasunori; Kurosaki, Kenji; Kawashima, Yui; Nagayama, Takahiro; Onitsuka, Masahiro; Sukom, Amnart; Nakajima, Yasushi; Tamura, Motohide; Kuroda, Daisuke; Yanagisawa, Kenshi; Hirano, Teruyuki; Kawauchi, Kiyoe; Kuzuhara, Masayuki; Ohnuki, Hiroshi; Suenaga, Takuya; Takahashi, Yasuhiro H.; Izumiura, Hideyuki; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Yoshida, Michitoshi, 2013b, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 773, Issue 2, article id. 144
- “A Common Proper Motion Stellar Companion to HAT P 7,’’ Narita, Norio ; Takahashi, Yasuhiro H.; Kuzuhara, Masayuki; Hirano, Teruyuki; Suenaga, Takuya; Kandori, Ryo; Kudo, Tomoyuki; Sato, Bun’ei; Suzuki, Ryuji; Ida, Shigeru; Nagasawa, Makiko; Abe, Lyu; Brandner, Wolfgang; Brandt, Timothy D.; Carson, Joseph; Egner, Sebastian E.; Feldt, Markus; Goto, Miwa; Grady, Carol A.; Guyon, Olivier; Hashimoto, Jun; Hayano, Yutaka; Hayashi, Masahiko; Hayashi, Saeko S.; Henning, Thomas; Hodapp, Klaus W.; Ishii, Miki; Iye, Masanori; Janson, Markus; Knapp, Gillian R.; Kusakabe, Nobuhiko; Kwon, Jungmi; Matsuo, Taro; Mayama, Satoshi; McElwain, Michael W.; Miyama, Shoken M.; Morino, Jun Ichi; Moro Martin, Amaya; Nishimura, Tetsuo; Pyo, Tae Soo; Serabyn, Eu gene; Suto, Hiroshi; Takami, Michihiro; Takato, Naruhisa; Terada, Hiroshi; Thalmann, Christian; Tomono, Daigo; Turner, Edwin L.; Watanabe, Makoto; Wisniewski, John P.; Yamada, Toru; Takami, Hideki; Usuda, Tomonori; Tamura, Motohide, 2012, Publications of t he Astronomical Society of Japan Letters, vol. 64, id. L7
- “First Evidence of a Retrograde Orbit of Transiting Exoplanet HAT P 7b,” Narita, Norio ; Sato, Bun’ei; Hirano, Teruyuki; Tamura, Motohide 2009 b , Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan Letters, vo l. 61, L35 L40
Norio Narita has observed exoplanets mainly by the transit method, and discovered many new planets and revealed their physical properties. One of the remarkable results is to obtain the observation result which gives the constraint for the planetary formation theory based on the obliquity of the orbital axis of the planet relative to the spin axis of the host star. He obtained observation results on the property of the atmosphere by the multicolor simultaneous photometry, too. In order to obtain the latter result, the development of multicolor simultaneous cameras was an essential point. The instruments are highly evaluated worldwide, and the international joint research was fostered by the development and installation request of the same type instruments. On the other hand, he participated in the TESS project as a representative of Japan, and is tackling the discovery of new planets and the elucidation of their physical features. He is an internationally active researcher who has many joint researches with overseas researchers and has high international recognition. Norio Narita has published a number of papers, which are also heavily cited. His research results have been highly evaluated worldwide.