17 September 2012 NGTS: a robotic transit survey to detect Neptune and super-Earth mass planets
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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.
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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, "NGTS: a robotic transit survey to detect Neptune and super-Earth mass planets", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84440E (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925755; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925755
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