SuperWASP Survey Information

Data from the first WASP public data release were acquired from 2004 to 2008 and are made available via the Exoplanet Archive by the SuperWASP consortium.

SuperWASP Survey

SuperWASP is the UK's leading extra-solar planet detection program comprised of a consortium of eight academic institutions. SuperWASP consists of two robotic observatories that operate continuously throughout the year, allowing coverage of both hemispheres of the sky. The first, SuperWASP-North, is located on the island of La Palma among the Isaac Newton Group (ING) of telescopes. The second, SuperWASP-South, is located at the site of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), just outside Sutherland, South Africa. The observatories each consist of eight wide-angle cameras that simultaneously monitor the sky for planetary transit events. The eight cameras allow the monitoring of millions of stars simultaneously, enabling the detection of rare transit events.

Exoplanet Archive SuperWASP resources

The Exoplanet Archive include nearly 18 million WASP time series, or roughly 17 terabytes (TB) of data, which is too large to view or download through a web browser. See the links below to search or download these data.

NOTE: Not all confirmed WASP planet light curves are available in the first public WASP data release, but may be included in future releases. To retrieve the currently available public WASP light curves for confirmed WASP planets, please see the Bulk Download page.

  Interactive Tables (Also see: How to use interactive tables) Table Access Protocol (TAP) Access Database Column Names and Definitions (for TAP queries)
SuperWASP Time Series Search Interface

Requested Data Acknowledgement

In addition to the language provided on this page, please include the following Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as part of your acknowledgment:

DOI 10.26133/NEA9

See the full list of NASA Exoplanet Archive DOIs for other data sets and services.

If you make use of data from this archive, please include the following acknowledgement:

"This paper makes use of data from the first public release of the WASP data (Butters et al. 2010) as provided by the WASP consortium and services at the NASA Exoplanet Archive, which is operated by the California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the Exoplanet Exploration Program."

Additional Project Resources

Last updated: 13 July 2021