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MEarth Project

(automated observatories monitoring nearby red dwarfs for transits)

The MEarth Project (MEarth) is an automated survey monitoring nearby red dwarves for transients, designed to spot transiting planets. Observations are carried out at two sites: MEarth-North, at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, and MEarth-South, at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, in Chile. Each uses eight off-the shelf 40-cm telescopes with cameras.

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)
GJ 1132 b
GJ 1214 b
transit method