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={Marton G. Hidas and Michael C. B. Ashley and John K Webb and Michael J. Irwin and Andre Phillips and Hiroyuki Toyozumi and Al{\'i}z Derekas and Jessie L. Christiansen and Ch. Nutto and Sydney Nsw and Australia. and Ioa and Cambridge and UK. and University of Western Sydney},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={360},
  pages={703-717}
}
  • M. Hidas, M. Ashley, U. Sydney
  • Published 14 January 2005
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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