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RATS project

The RATS (RAdial velocity and Transit Search) project is a collaboration among the INAF sections of Catania, Napoli, Padova and Palermo, the Physics and Astronomy Departments of Padua University and ESA whose main goal is the discovery of giant planets transiting solar type stars. The project will have a duration of five years during which the detection of at least 10 new extrasolar planets is expected. Another important goal of the project is to test the strategy of observation, data reduction and archiving of the Eddington ESA mission. The COLD group has the responsability of the CCD camera (criogeny, electronics, CCD setup), of CCD optimization and will collaborate to the telescope integration and operation.

Innocenza Busa' 2005-11-14