The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) at Paranal

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) is located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project will search for transiting exoplanets — planets that pass in front of their parent star and hence produce a slight dimming of the star’s light that can be detected by sensitive instruments. The telescopes will focus on discovering Neptune-sized and smaller planets, with diameters between two and eight times that of Earth.

This night time long-exposure view shows the telescopes during testing. The spectacular central parts of the Milky Way appear the background.

Credit:

ESO/R. Wesson

About the Image

Id:eso1502e
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 January 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1502
Size:5496 x 3670 px

About the Object

Name:Next-Generation Transit Survey
Type:Unspecified : Technology
Category:Paranal

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