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"First off a text of a blog post I did regarding KIC8462852 for background:
Planet Period(days) Dist(AU) Temp (Kelvin, Celsius) Planetary Size
Foundry 12 0.11557 1199K, 925.85C I
Crematoria 22.5 0.17832 972K, 698.85C II
Inferno 23 0.17573 965K, 691.85C I
Bonfire 24.5 0.18599 945K, 671.85C I
Ember 51 0.30322 740K, 466.15C III
So with an Albedo of Fresh Bitumin (0.02) it was cooler than Earth-like (0.3) Albedo. Hell is apparently cooler than Earth. The names seemed suitable. There is a larger trend in the data curve that is so slow in its transit of the star that it could mean a massive debris field stretched out from a planetary glob.
It might be nice out on the edge of the system clinging to an asteroid.
Update (5/9/2017): size of exoplanets
You can take the brightness dip and determine planet radius. so three size categories now added. Given the method I use here is visual, you can assume +/- 20% error.
Category radius (solars, kilometres)
I 0.1059896221, 73,736.98
II 0.1171759361, 81,519.59
III 0.158, 109,920.6
So a bunch of 'bigger than Jupiter' planets orbiting very close to the Star.
Note (7/9/2017): Naturally Occuring Dyson Spheres
With Foundry at 1199K it should be noted that the most likely four elements of Hydrogen, Helium, Oxygen, and Carbon do interesting things at such temperatures. Graphite formation from Supercritical Carbon Dioxide dominates this temperature and pressure in the early system. Once the graphite layer formed it protected what was inside the graphite shell while carbon from external SCD continues to be deposited as oxygen and hydrogen separate off. Its possible for life to exist in the dark of this graphene dyson sphere made from heavier elements. Above that graphite the Oxygen and Hydrogen could form a Solid water or Oxygen lattice with Hydrogen Plasma in the lattice thanks to pressure and gravity.
Now to suggestions for Deep Carbon Observatory 2:
So consider if you will a naturally occuring graphite sphere close to the Sun. That which is within the sphere has cooled providing an environment where deep pressure life might spawn in darkness beneath a shell of carbon. But the pressure drops off as the contents of the sphere cool and contract. Shell fragments are hurled out into the solar system because of collisions in the early system, and due to imperfections in the shell there is a small pocket sphere or bubble where the trapped elements cool and life might evolve in the dyson sphere. Life that might have no eyes, but might sense your electromagnetic brain waves like a telepath. That shell fragment drops to earth becoming a part of the planet. Someone looking for diamonds might find the graphite layer possibly coated in an Oxygen Opal (solid oxygen crystals) and come under its sway. Evil air elementals mining Solid Oxygen beneath the earth.
Sean Robert Meaney"