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SuperWASP

(SWASP)
(broad Earth-based search for transiting planets)

SuperWASP is the latest version of WASP, a multi-institutional project to search for transiting planets over the whole sky down to about 13th magnitude. Two observatories, SuperWASP-North began observations in the Canary Islands in 2003 and WASP-South began observations in 2006 in South Africa. Each has eight 200 mm telescopes covering 490 square degrees per pointing. The designator WASP continues to be used for objects found by SuperWASP, but the string 1SWASP is also used.


(consortium,exoplanets,survey,distributed,all sky)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Angle_Search_for_Planets
https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/SuperWASPMission.html
https://wasp.cerit-sc.cz/form
PrefixExample  
1SWASP1SWASP J140747 

Referenced by pages:
J1407
WASP

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