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Andor Technology Ltd is a developer and manufacturer of high performance light measuring solutions (scientific digital cameras).
Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations.
Antlia (from Ancient Greek ἀντλία) is a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.
The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.
Aquarius is a constellation of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces.
Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator.
An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.
An astronomical survey is a general map or image of a region of the sky which lacks a specific observational target.
The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.
Auriga is one of the 88 modern constellations; it was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.
Boötes is a constellation in the northern sky, located between 0° and +60° declination, and 13 and 16 hours of right ascension on the celestial sphere.
Brady John Haran (born 18 June 1976) is an Australian-born British independent filmmaker and video journalist who is known for his educational videos and documentary films produced for BBC News and his YouTube channels, the most notable being Periodic Videos and Numberphile.
The Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) is a Spanish archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Morocco at the closest point.
Cancer is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac.
Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere.
The Celsius scale, previously known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units (SI).
Centaurus is a bright constellation in the southern sky.
The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) is an astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile, with additional facilities located on Cerro Pachón about to the southeast.
Cetus is a constellation.
A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a device for the movement of electrical charge, usually from within the device to an area where the charge can be manipulated, for example conversion into a digital value.
The Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) (English: National Centre for Space Studies) is the French government space agency (administratively, a "public administration with industrial and commercial purpose").
Columba is a small, faint constellation created in the late sixteenth century.
A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.
CoRoT (French: Convection, Rotation et Transits planétaires; English: Convection, Rotation and planetary Transits) was a space observatory mission which operated from 2006 to 2013.
The cosmic distance ladder (also known as the extragalactic distance scale) is the succession of methods by which astronomers determine the distances to celestial objects.
Crater is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.
Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan.
A day, a unit of time, is approximately the period of time during which the Earth completes one rotation with respect to the Sun (solar day).
In astronomy, declination (abbreviated dec; symbol δ) is one of the two angles that locate a point on the celestial sphere in the equatorial coordinate system, the other being hour angle.
A degree (in full, a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree), usually denoted by ° (the degree symbol), is a measurement of a plane angle, defined so that a full rotation is 360 degrees.
Delphinus (Eng. U.S.) Eng.
Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.
Doppler spectroscopy (also known as the radial-velocity method, or colloquially, the wobble method) is an indirect method for finding extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs from radial-velocity measurements via observation of Doppler shifts in the spectrum of the planet's parent star.
Dorado (English pronunciation) is a constellation in the southern sky.
Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Earth mass (where ⊕ is the standard astronomical symbol for planet Earth) is the unit of mass equal to that of Earth.
An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.
Equuleus is a constellation.
Eridanus is a constellation in the southern hemisphere.
The European Space Agency (ESA; Agence spatiale européenne, ASE; Europäische Weltraumorganisation) is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space.
An exomoon or extrasolar moon is a natural satellite that orbits an exoplanet or other non-stellar extrasolar body.
An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.
The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia is an astronomy website, founded in Paris, France at the Meudon Observatory by Jean Schneider in February 1995, which maintains a database of all the currently known and candidate extrasolar planets, with individual pages for each planet and a full list interactive catalog spreadsheet.
Fornax is a constellation in the southern sky, partly ringed by the celestial river Eridanus.
The gigabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
Grus (or colloquially) is a constellation in the southern sky.
The Hungarian Automated Telescope Network (HATNet) project is a network of six small fully automated "HAT" telescopes.
HD 15082 (also known as WASP-33) is a star located roughly 380 light years away in the northern constellation of Andromeda.
Hercules is a constellation named after Hercules, the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles.
The High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) is a high-precision echelle planet finding spectrograph installed in 2002 on the ESO's 3.6m telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.
Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees.
Indus is a constellation in the southern sky created in the late sixteenth century.
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an astrophysical research institute located in the Canary Islands.
The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes or ING operates three optical telescopes -- the William Herschel, Isaac Newton, and Jacobus Kapteyn Telescopes -- for the Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST), Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope NWO and the IAC.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.
Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located about 3 miles (5 km) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.
Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars.
The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (or KELT) is an astronomical observation system formed by two robotic telescopes that are conducting a survey for transiting exoplanets around bright stars.
La Palma, also San Miguel de La Palma, is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, Spain.
La Silla Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Chile with three telescopes built and operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Lepus is a constellation lying just south of the celestial equator.
The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.
This is a list of exoplanets.
This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Eridanus, sorted by decreasing brightness.
This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Orion, sorted by decreasing brightness.
Lynx is a constellation named after the animal, usually observed in the northern sky.
Lyra (Latin for lyre, from Greek λύρα) is a small constellation.
Mass is both a property of a physical body and a measure of its resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a net force is applied.
Any planet is an extremely faint light source compared to its parent star.
Microscopium is a minor constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, one of twelve created in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a ground-based robotic search for exoplanets.
The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.
Optical Mechanics, Inc. or OMI is a high-end American telescope and optics instrument manufacturer.
The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.
Orbital inclination measures the tilt of an object's orbit around a celestial body.
The orbital period is the time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object, and applies in astronomy usually to planets or asteroids orbiting the Sun, moons orbiting planets, exoplanets orbiting other stars, or binary stars.
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world.
Pegasus is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology.
Perseus is a constellation in the northern sky, being named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus.
Phoenix is a minor constellation in the southern sky.
Pisces is a constellation of the zodiac.
A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.
Puppis is a constellation in the southern sky.
Queen's University Belfast (informally Queen's or QUB) is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In classical geometry, a radius of a circle or sphere is any of the line segments from its center to its perimeter, and in more modern usage, it is also their length.
Reticulum is a small, faint constellation in the southern sky.
Right ascension (abbreviated RA; symbol) is the angular distance measured only eastward along the celestial equator from the Sun at the March equinox to the (hour circle of the) point above the earth in question.
A ring system is a disc or ring orbiting an astronomical object that is composed of solid material such as dust and moonlets, and is a common component of satellite systems around giant planets.
A robotic telescope is an astronomical telescope and detector system that makes observations without the intervention of a human.
The Roggeveld Mountains (Afrikaans: Roggeveldberge) is a mountain range situated mainly in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, ORM) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Sagittarius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).
Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky.
In geometry, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter.
Sextans is a minor equatorial constellation which was introduced in 1687 by Johannes Hevelius.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.
A square degree (deg2) is a non-SI-compliant unit measure of solid angle.
A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.
In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
Leonhard Euler Telescope, or the Swiss EULER Telescope, is a national, fully automatic reflecting telescope, built and operated by the Geneva Observatory.
The Astronomical Journal (often abbreviated AJ in scientific papers and references) is a peer-reviewed monthly scientific journal owned by the American Astronomical Society and currently published by IOP Publishing.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Trans-atlantic Exoplanet Survey or TrES, uses three 4-inch (10 cm) telescopes located at Lowell Observatory, Palomar Observatory, and the Canary Islands to locate exoplanets.
The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England.
The University of Rochester (U of R or UR) frequently referred to as Rochester, is a private research university in Rochester, New York.
The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
The University of Warwick is a plate glass research university in Coventry, England.
Vela is a constellation in the southern sky.
Virgo is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
WASP-1 is a metal-rich magnitude 12 star located about light-years away in the Andromeda constellation.
WASP-10 is a star in the constellation Pegasus.
WASP-104b is a hot Jupiter exoplanet that orbits the star WASP-104.
WASP-10b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008 by SuperWASP using the transit method.
WASP-11/HAT-P-10 is a binary star consisting a magnitude-12 main-sequence orange dwarf star and M-dwarf with separation of 42 AU.
WASP-11b/HAT-P-10b or WASP-11Ab/HAT-P-10Ab is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008.
WASP-12 is a magnitude 11 yellow dwarf star located approximately 1300 light-years away in the constellation Auriga.
WASP-121 is a magnitude 10.4 star located approximately 850 light-years away in the constellation Puppis.
WASP-121b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-121.
WASP-12b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-12, discovered by the SuperWASP planetary transit survey.
WASP-13 is a star in the Lynx constellation.
WASP-13b is an extrasolar planet that was discovered in 2008 in the orbit of the sunlike star WASP-13.
WASP-14 or BD+22 2716 is a star in the constellation Boötes.
WASP-14b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008 by SuperWASP using the transit method.
WASP-15 is a magnitude 11 star located about 1000 light-years away in the constellation Hydra.
WASP-15b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008 by the SuperWASP collaboration, which seeks to discover exoplanets that transit their host stars.
WASP-16 is a magnitude 11 yellow dwarf main sequence star, with characteristics similar to our Sun, located in the Virgo constellation.
WASP-16b is an extrasolar planet that travels around its star, WASP-16, every 3.12 days.
WASP-17 is an F-type main sequence star approximately 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.
WASP-17b is an exoplanet in the constellation Scorpius that is orbiting the star WASP-17.
WASP-18 is a magnitude 9 star located in the Phoenix constellation of the southern hemisphere.
WASP-18b is an extrasolar planet that is notable for having an orbital period of less than one day.
WASP-19 is a magnitude 12.3 star located in the Vela constellation of the southern hemisphere.
WASP-19b is an extrasolar planet, notable for possessing one of the shortest orbital periods of any known planetary body: days or approximately 18.932 hours.
WASP-1b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-1 located 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Andromeda.
WASP-2 is a magnitude 12 orange dwarf star located about 500 light-years away in the Delphinus constellation.
WASP-21b is an exoplanet orbiting the star WASP-21.
WASP-22b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the Sun-like star WASP-22 in the constellation Orion.
WASP-24 is an F-type star with the Hot Jupiter planet WASP-24b in orbit.
WASP-24b is a Hot Jupiter detected in the orbit of the F-type star WASP-24.
WASP-2b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-2 located about 500 light years away in the constellation of Delphinus.
WASP-3 is a magnitude 10 yellow-white dwarf star located about 800 light-years away in the Lyra constellation.
WASP-31b is a low-density (puffy) "hot Jupiter" extrasolar planet orbiting the metal-poor dwarf star WASP-31.
WASP-39b is a "hot Saturn" extrasolar planet discovered in 2011 by the WASP project, notable for containing a substantial amount of water in its atmosphere.
WASP-3b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-3 located approximately 800 light-years away in the constellation Lyra.
WASP-4 is a G-type main sequence star approximately 900 light-years away in the constellation of Phoenix.
WASP-43 is a K-type star in the Sextans constellation.
WASP-43b is a transiting planet in orbit around the young, active, and low-mass star WASP-43 in the constellation Sextans.
WASP-44 is a G-type star in constellation Cetus that has the Jupiter-size planet WASP-44b in orbit.
WASP-44b is a closely orbiting Jupiter-sized planet found in the orbit of the sunlike star WASP-44 by the SuperWASP program, which searches for transiting planets that cross in front of their host stars as seen from Earth.
WASP-47 is a star similar in size and brightness to the Sun about 870 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.
WASP-48b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-48 in the constellation Cygnus.
WASP-4b is an extrasolar planet approximately 1,000 light-years away in the constellation of Phoenix.
WASP-5 is a magnitude 12 yellow dwarf star located about 910 light-years away in the Phoenix constellation.
WASP-56 is a sun-like star of spectral type G6 in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
WASP-5b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star WASP-5 located approximately 1000 light-years away in the constellation Phoenix.
WASP-6 is a type-G yellow dwarf star located about 600 light-years away in the Aquarius constellation.
WASP-66, also known as TYC 7193-1804-1, is an F-type star in the constellation Antlia.
WASP-6b is an extrasolar planet approximately 600 light years away in the constellation Aquarius.
WASP-7, also identified as HD 197286, is a type F star located about 520 light years away in the constellation Microscopium.
WASP-79b is an extrasolar planet orbiting the star CD-30 1812.
WASP-7b is an extrasolar planet discovered in 2008.
WASP-8 is a magnitude 9.9 main-sequence yellow dwarf star.
WASP-85 Ab is an exoplanet that orbits WASP-85 A, a star that is part of a binary system.
WASP-8b is an extrasolar planet discovered (with their stars) in the SuperWASP batch -6b to -15b.
WASP-95 is a star in the constellation Grus.
The XO Telescope is a telescope located on the 3,054 m summit of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii, formed by a pair of 200 mm telephoto lenses.