The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: methods and first results from a field centred on NGC 6633

@article{Hidas2005TheUO,
  title={The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: methods and first results from a field centred on NGC 6633},
  author={M. Hidas and M. Ashley and J. Webb and M. Irwin and A. Phillips and H. Toyozumi and A. Derekas and J. Christiansen and C. Nutto and S. Nsw and Australia. and Ioa and Cambridge and UK. and U. Sydney},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={360},
  pages={703-717}
}
We report on the current status of the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search project, giving details of the methods we use to obtain millimagnitude precision photometry using the 0.5-m Automated Patrol Telescope. We use a novel observing technique to optimally broaden the point spread function and thus largely eliminate photometric noise due to intrapixel sensitivity variations on the CCD. We have observed eight crowded Galactic fields using this technique during 2003 and 2004… Expand
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