The first WASP public data release

O. W. Butters, R. G. West, D. R. Anderson, A. Collier Cameron, W. I. Clarkson, B. Enoch, C. A. Haswell, C. Hellier, K. Horne, Y. Joshi, S. R. Kane, T. A. Lister, P. F L Maxted, N. Parley, D. Pollacco, B. Smalley, R. A. Street, I. Todd, P. J.Wheatley, D. M. Wilson

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The WASP (wide angle search for planets) project is an exoplanet transit survey that has been automatically taking wide field images since 2004. Two instruments, one in La Palma and the other in South Africa, continually monitor the night sky, building up light curves of millions of unique objects. These light curves are used to search for the characteristics of exoplanetary transits. This first public data release (DR1) of the WASP archive makes available all the light curve data and images from 2004 up to 2008 in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A web interface ( to the data allows easy access over the Internet. The data set contains 3 631 972 raw images and 17 970 937 light curves. In total the light curves have 119 930 299 362 data points available between them.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL10
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • atalogs
  • planets and satellites: general
  • stars: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Butters, O. W., West, R. G., Anderson, D. R., Cameron, A. C., Clarkson, W. I., Enoch, B., Haswell, C. A., Hellier, C., Horne, K., Joshi, Y., Kane, S. R., Lister, T. A., Maxted, P. F. L., Parley, N., Pollacco, D., Smalley, B., Street, R. A., Todd, I., J.Wheatley, P., & Wilson, D. M. (2010). The first WASP public data release. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 520(14), [L10].