Development of the SPECULOOS exoplanet search project

  title={Development of the SPECULOOS exoplanet search project},
  author={Daniel Sebastian and Peter P. Pedersen and C. A. Murray and Elsa Ducrot and Lionel J. Garcia and Artem Burdanov and Francisco J. Pozuelos and Laetitia Delrez and Robert Wells and Georgina Dransfield and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and B-O. Demory and Didier Queloz and A. H. M. J. Triaud and J de Witt and Emmanuel Jehin and Yilen G{\'o}mez Maqueo Chew and Maximilian N. G{\"u}nther and Prajwal Niraula and Benjamin V. Rackham and Nicole Schanche and Sandrine Sohy and Susan E. Thompson},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) aims to perform a transit search on the nearest (< 40 pc) ultracool (< 3000K) dwarf stars. The project's main motivation is to discover potentially habitable planets well-suited for detailed atmospheric characterisation with upcoming giant telescopes, like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and European Large Telescope (ELT). The project is based on a network of 1m robotic telescopes, namely the four ones of the SPECULOOS… Expand
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