(broad Earth-based search for transiting planets)
SuperWASP is the latest version of WASP,
a multi-institutional project to search for
transiting planets over the whole sky down to
about 13th magnitude.
Two observatories, SuperWASP-North began observations
in the Canary Islands in 2003 and
WASP-South began observations in 2006 in South Africa.
Each has eight 200 mm telescopes covering 490 square degrees
The designator WASP continues to be used for objects found
by SuperWASP, but the string 1SWASP is also used.
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