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NGTS: a robotic transit survey to detect Neptune and super-Earth mass planets
Author(s): Bruno Chazelas; Don Pollacco; Didier Queloz; Heike Rauer; Peter J. Wheatley; Richard West; Joao Da Silva Bento; Matthew Burleigh; James McCormac; Philipp Eigmüller; Anders Erikson; Ludovic Genolet; Mike Goad; Andrés Jordán; Marion Neveu; Simon Walker
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Paper Abstract

NGTS is a new ground-based transit survey aimed at detecting sub-Neptune sized exoplanets around bright stars. The instrument will be installed at the ESO Paranal observatory in order to benefit from the excellent observing conditions and follow-up synergy with the VLT and E-ELT. It will be a robotic facility composed of 12, 200 mm telescopes equipped with 2Kx2K NIR sensitive detectors. It is built on the legacy of the WASP experience.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84440E (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925755
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Bruno Chazelas, Observatoire de l'Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Don Pollacco, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Didier Queloz, Observatoire de l'Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Heike Rauer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Peter J. Wheatley, The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Richard West, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Joao Da Silva Bento, The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Matthew Burleigh, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
James McCormac, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Philipp Eigmüller, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Anders Erikson, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)
Ludovic Genolet, Observatoire de l'Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Mike Goad, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Andrés Jordán, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Marion Neveu, Observatoire de l'Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Simon Walker, The Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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