NGTS: a robotic transit survey to detect Neptune and super-Earth mass planets

Bruno Chazelas*, Don Pollacco, Didier Queloz, Heike Rauer, Peter J. Wheatley, Richard West, Joao da Silva Bento, Matthew Burleigh, James McCormac, Philip Eigmueller, Anders Erikson, Ludovic Genolet, Mike Goad, Andres Jordan, Marion Neveu, Simon Walker

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
EditorsLarry M Stepp, Roberto Gilmozzi, Helen J Hall
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780819491459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume8444
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period1/07/126/07/12

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