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Main Title: Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)
Author(s): Wheatley, Peter J.
Pollacco, Don L.
Queloz, Didier
Rauer, Heike
Watson, Christopher A.
West, Richard G.
Chazelas, Bruno
Louden, Tom M.
Bannister, Nigel
Bento, Joao
Burleigh, Matthew
Cabrera, Juan
Eigmüller, Philipp
Erikson, Anders
Genolet, Ludovic
Goad, Michael
Grange, Andrew
Jordán, Andrés
Lawrie, Katherine
McCormac, James
Neveu, Marion
Walker, Simon
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a new ground-based survey for transiting exoplanets. Our primary goal is to find the first statistically-significant sample of Neptunes and super-Earths that are bright enough for radial velocity confirmation. By measuring precise masses and radii we will constrain the bulk composition and internal structure of planets that span the transition between the gas giants and terrestrial planets. Our brightest exoplanets will also be suitable for atmospheric characterisation with large facilities such as the VLT, JWST and the E-ELT. NGTS construction began in June 2013, and the survey is due to commence in 2014.
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 27-Nov-2017
DDC Class: 520 Astronomie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
526 Mathematische Geografie
Subject(s): planetary systems
Journal Title: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 8
Publisher DOI: 10.1017/s1743921313008740
Page Start: 311
Page End: 312
EISSN: 1743-9221
ISSN: 1743-9213
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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