Publication details

SuperWASP data release 1 public again

Authors

PAUNZEN Ernst KUBA Martin WEST Richard G. ZEJDA Miloslav

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source INFORMATION BULLETIN ON VARIABLE STARS
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
WWW http://www.konkoly.hu/cgi-bin/IBVS?6090
Field Astronomy and astrophysics
Keywords SWASP; photometric survey; database
Description The WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project is an exoplanet transit survey established by a consortium of eight academic institutions which include Cambridge University, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes, Keele University, Leicester University, the Open University, Queen's University Belfast and St. Andrew's University. Continual monitoring of the night sky, started with two instruments (at La Palma, Canary Islands and Sutherland, South Africa) in 2004 and resulted in photometric data and light curves of millions of unique objects (for more details see Butters et al., 2010). The first public data release (DR1) of the WASP archive makes available all these light curve data from 2004 up to 2008 in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. We are pleased to announce that the DR1 is publicly available again. The archive was copied to a new server at Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and using a new web interface, developed by the CERIT team, users can search for the data of selected objects (see http://wasp.cerit-sc.cz/). The data set contains 17 960 328 light curves, built from more than 110 billion data points available. The web interface will be supplemented by tools for data processing, time series analysis and imaging of light curves. Any recommendation and notes are welcome to support et cerit-sc . cz . We hope that the server will well serve to all scientific community.
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