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The first WASP public data release

Butters, O. W. and West, R. G. and Anderson, D. R. and Collier Cameron, A. and Clarkson, W. I. and Enoch, B. and Haswell, C. A. and Hellier, C. and Horne, K. and Joshi, Y. and Kane, S. R. and Lister, T. A. and Maxted, P. F. L. and Parley, N. and Pollacco, D. and Smalley, B. and Street, R. A. and Todd, I. and Wheatley, P. J. and Wilson, D. M. (2010) The first WASP public data release. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 520 . L10. ISSN 0004-6361.

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The WASP (wide angle search for planets) project is an exoplanet transit survey that has been automatically taking wide field images since 2004. Two instruments, one in La Palma and the other in South Africa, continually monitor the night sky, building up light curves of millions of unique objects. These light curves are used to search for the characteristics of exoplanetary transits. This first public data release (DR1) of the WASP archive makes available all the light curve data and images from 2004 up to 2008 in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A web interface ( to the data allows easy access over the Internet. The data set contains 3 631 972 raw images and 17 970 937 light curves. In total the light curves have 119 930 299 362 data points available between them.

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Additional Information:© 2010 ESO. Received: 27 August 2010. Accepted: 24 September 2010. Published online 08 October 2010. The WASP Consortium consists of astronomers primarily from the Queen’s University Belfast, Keele, Leicester, The Open University, St Andrews, the Isaac Newton Group (La Palma), the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Tenerife) and the South African Astronomical Observatory. The WASP-N and WASP-S Cameras were constructed and are operated with funds made available from Consortium Universities and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council.
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Subject Keywords:catalogs; planets and satellites: general; stars: general
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Official Citation:The first WASP public data release O. W. Butters, R. G. West, D. R. Anderson, A. Collier Cameron, W. I. Clarkson, B. Enoch, C. A. Haswell, C. Hellier, K. Horne, Y. Joshi, S. R. Kane, T. A. Lister, P. F. L. Maxted, N. Parley, D. Pollacco, B. Smalley, R. A. Street, I. Todd, P. J. Wheatley and D. M. Wilson A&A 520 L10 (2010) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201015655
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