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

  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},
  • M. HidasM. Ashley U. Sydney
  • Published 14 January 2005
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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… 

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