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Illustration of WASP-2b .

Digital Sky Survey 2

Name: WASP-2b

WASP-2b was discovered by the SuperWASP wide-field transit survey. It was initially suggested as a candidate planetary system from observations taken between May and September 2004 by the five SuperWASP cameras based on the island of La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean. It was later confirmed by measurements during August and September 2006 with the SOPHIE spectrograph at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France and the 60-cm telescope of the Observatoire Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud at St-Luc in the Swiss Alps. The discovery was announced in November 2006.

WASP-2b orbits the star WASP-2b (also known as USNO-B1.0 0964-0543604 and GSC 00522-01199) which has a spectral type K1V and is less massive than the Sun. The star is 470 lightyears away in the constellation of Delphinus (The Dolphin).

There are 150 images to be analysed in this set

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Further information on the web
Exoplanet Encyclopaedia Planet Host star
Exoplanet Transit Database Planet
Simbad Planet Host star