Astrophysics (Index)About

WASP

(Wide Angle Search for Planets, Wide Area Search for Planets)
(multi-university initiative to locate transiting planets)

WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets, sometimes cited as Wide Area Search for Planets) is a project of a number of universities to discover extra-solar planets using the transit method. A pilot operation began in 1999 using a robotic telescope. Later improvements have led to two sites in the two hemispheres, each with an array of telescopes, the improved version called SuperWASP. Note the WASP prefix may refer to a discovery before or after the SuperWASP improvements.


(consortium,exoplanets,survey,distributed,all sky)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Angle_Search_for_Planets
https://wasp-planets.net/
PrefixExample  
WASPWASP-17 

Referenced by pages:
SuperWASP (SWASP)
transit method
WASP-33b
WASP-43b
WASP-67b

Index