The WASP-South search for transiting exoplanets

  title={The WASP-South search for transiting exoplanets},
  author={Coel Hellier and D. R. Anderson and Andrew Collier Cameron and Micha{\"e}l Gillon and Monika Lendl and Tim Lister and P. F. L. Maxted and Don Pollacco and Didier Queloz and Barry Smalley and Amaury H. M. J. Triaud and Richard G. West},
Since 2006 WASP-South has been scanning the Southern sky for transiting exoplanets. Combined with Geneva Observatory radial velocities we have so far found over 30 transiting exoplanets around relatively bright stars of magnitude 9–13. We present a status report for this ongoing survey. 

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