The WHAT project

A. Shporer, G. Á Bakos, T. Mazeh, G. Kovács, B. Sipocz

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WHAT is a small-aperture short focal length automated telescope with an 8.2° × 8.2° field of view, located at the Wise Observatory, Israel. The system is similar to the HATNet telescopes† and is aimed at searching for transiting extrasolar planets and variable objects. Operational since 2004, WHAT has accumulated ∼ 100000 exposures of several fields and was part of the discovery of the transiting planet HD147506b. Further description of WHAT can be found at:∼what.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS253
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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