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 Eigmüller, Anders Erikson, Ludovic Genolet, Mike Goad, Andrés Jordán, Marion Neveu, Simon Walker

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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
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV


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