The Omegacam Transit Survey (OmegaTranS) is a programm to detect
extra-solar planets using the transit technique. It is lead by a group of German,
Italian, and Dutch astronomers making use of the newly build 2.6m VLT
Survey Telescope, with its 1x1 degree optical CCD camera, Omegacam.
The project is currently in the design phase, with first observations expected
to begin in spring 2006 with 3 weeks of GTO observing time,
when the VST becomes operational. Already in the first year, the survey is
expected to discover 15-20 new transiting hot Jupiters, while it is also
expected to be sensitive to significantly smaller planets.
Feel free to browse through the pages and learn more about
extra-solar planets, the transit technique and the OmegaTranS survey.