A NEO Search-, Follow-up and Physical-Observation Programme
Maury, A.(1) and Savalle, R.(1) and Hahn, G. and Mottola, S. and Erikson, A. and Neukum, G. (1994) A NEO Search-, Follow-up and Physical-Observation Programme. "Small Bodies in the Solar System and their Interactions with the Planets", 8.-12.8.94, Mariehamn, Finland.
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Our groups are involved in establishing a search programme for asteoids and comets in near-Earth space, using existing European (Schmidt) telescopes. The whole project shall be seen as a part of a global network of NEO search stations in close corporation with ongoing and future programmes worldwide. In this framework, a modular, multi-CCD camera system is being developed at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Caussols, France. First observations performed to test the computer software for the semi-automated object identification to determine astrometric positions. We are also developing the capability to perform astrometric follow-up and physical observations of newly discovered objects. By using the 60 cm Bochum telescope at ESO in combination with the DLR CCD camera, we can obtain photometric lightcurve data (down to magnitude V៥) during up to five observing campaigns per year. These observations allow the determination of rotational parameters of the asteroid, and can also be used to obtain accurate astrometric positions for orbital improvement. Results from the first observing campaigns will be presented.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||A NEO Search-, Follow-up and Physical-Observation Programme|
|Event Title:||"Small Bodies in the Solar System and their Interactions with the Planets", 8.-12.8.94, Mariehamn, Finland|
|HGF - Research field:||UNSPECIFIED|
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|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Institut für Planetenerkundung|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 09:46|
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