Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

Peter J. Wheatley, Don L. Pollacco, Didier Queloz, Heike Rauer, Christopher A. Watson, Richard G. West, Bruno Chazelas, Tom M. Louden, Nigel Bannister, Joao Bento, Matthew Burleigh, Juan Cabrera, Philipp Eigmüller, Anders Erikson, Ludovic Genolet, Michael Goad, Andrew Grange, Andrés Jordán, Katherine Lawrie, James McCormacMarion Neveu, Simon Walker

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherReader, Cambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Instrumentation: photometers
  • Planetary systems
  • Surveys
  • Techniques: photometric
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Wheatley, P. J., Pollacco, D. L., Queloz, D., Rauer, H., Watson, C. A., West, R. G., Chazelas, B., Louden, T. M., Bannister, N., Bento, J., Burleigh, M., Cabrera, J., Eigmüller, P., Erikson, A., Genolet, L., Goad, M., Grange, A., Jordán, A., Lawrie, K., ... Walker, S. (2013). Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS). In Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (S299 ed., pp. 311-312). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 8, No. S299). Reader, Cambridge University Press.