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BEST II – A Photometric Survey Telescope in the Atacama Desert
T. Fruth, J. Cabrera, R. Chini, Sz. Csizmadia, C. Dreyer, Ph. Eigmüller, A. Erikson, P. Kabath, S. Kirste, P. Klagyivik, R. Lemke, M. Murphy, T. Pasternacki, H. Rauer, and R. Titz-Weider


The "Berlin Exoplanet Search Telescope II" (BEST II) operates as ground based support to the CoRoT space mission. The system is designed to perform precise photometric variability characterization of selected stellar fields. A large field of view provides the possibility of monitoring several thousands of stars with a precision of a few millimagnitudes, which allows the detection of faint variable stars and transiting Jupiter-sized extrasolar planets. BEST II is located at the Observatorio Cerro Armazones, Chile, and operated in robotic mode.

We will report on the present status of the project and latest scientific results.

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