Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

Peter J. Wheatley, Don L. Pollacco, Didier Queloz, Heike Rauer, Christopher A. Watson, Richard G. West, Bruno Chazelas, Tom M. Louden, Nigel Bannister, Joao Bento, Matthew Burleigh, Juan Cabrera, Philipp Eigmüller, Anders Erikson, Ludovic Genolet, Michael Goad, Andrew Grange, Andrés Jordán, Katherine Lawrie, James McCormacMarion Neveu, Simon Walker

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    Abstract

    The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a new ground-based survey for transiting exoplanets. Our primary goal is to find the first statistically-significant sample of Neptunes and super-Earths that are bright enough for radial velocity confirmation. By measuring precise masses and radii we will constrain the bulk composition and internal structure of planets that span the transition between the gas giants and terrestrial planets. Our brightest exoplanets will also be suitable for atmospheric characterisation with large facilities such as the VLT, JWST and the E-ELT. NGTS construction began in June 2013, and the survey is due to commence in 2014.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExploring the formation and evolution of planetary systems
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages311-312
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781107045200
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    NumberS299
    Volume8
    ISSN (Print)1743-9213
    ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

    Keywords

    • Instrumentation: photometers
    • Planetary systems
    • Surveys
    • Techniques: photometric
    • Telescopes

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