The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is a wide-field photometric survey designed to discover transiting exoplanets of Neptune-size and smaller around bright stars (magnitude V<13).
NGTS will employ an array of 12 fully-robotic sm all telescopes operating in the 600-900 nm band, thereby maximizing sensitivity to bright but relatively small host stars (K and early-M spectral type).
NGTS will be sited at ESO-Paranal, home of the ESO’s VLT telescopes, which meets strict requirements for low water vapor and excellent photometric conditions.
The rotating sky above ESO's very large Telescopes at ParanalCredit: ESO / Stephane Guisard
Telescopes at ParanalCredit: NGTS project / R. West Uni. Leicester
Author: Ruth Titz-Weider, email@example.com