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NGTS

(Next-generation Transit Survey)
(survey of transits from Chile)

NGTS (for Next-generation Transit Survey) is a ground-based automated survey to discover transits. It is being conducted at the Paranal Observatory on the Atacama Desert in Chile. It aims to find transiting planets smaller than Neptune, hosted by stars with magnitudes to 13. Surveying began in 2015. The survey is performed by an array of 12 20-cm aperture telescopes, using 600-900 nm sensitive CCDs.


(survey,Chile,transits,automated,all sky,transients)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next-Generation_Transit_Survey
http://www.ngtransits.org/
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
600nm500THz2.1eVbeginNGTS
900nm333THz1.4eVendNGTS
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NGNG 0522-2518 017220 
NGTSNGTS-1b 

Referenced by pages:
Paranal Observatory

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