n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - SuperWASP in Sutherland : news notes

Volume 65, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... news notes SuperWASP in Sutherland The Southern station of the SuperWASP programme (Wide Angle Search for Planets) is now running at Sutherland (see cover picture) and is approaching fully robotic operation. SuperWASP is run by a consortium of eight academic institutions: Cambridge University, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Keele University, Leicester University, Open University, Queen's University, Belfast, and St Andrew's University. Each station has an array of wide-angle CCD cameras that monitors the night sky for possible variations in the brightnesses of stars caused by planetary transits. Each camera has a field of ..

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