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Near Earth Asteroid search and follow-up beyond 22nd magnitude

Boattini, A. and D'Abramo, G. and Scholl, H. and Hainaut, O. R. and Boehnhardt, H. and West, R. and Carpino, M. and Hahn, G.J. and Michelsen, R. and Forti, G. and Pravec, P. and Valsecchi, G. B. and Asher, D. J. (2004) Near Earth Asteroid search and follow-up beyond 22nd magnitude. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 418, pp. 743-750. doi: 10.1051/0004-6361:20034428.

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We have performed a Near Earth Asteroid search and follow-up test beyond 22nd magnitude with the 2.2-m MPG/ESO and the New Technology Telescope (NTT) facilities at La Silla. The experiment comprised a total number of 4 nights at the 2.2-m telescope and 3 nights at the NTT on two separate runs. In addition to the discovery of two NEAs and the recovery of many more, this pilot program has shown the advantages as well as the problems of a dedicated program using much larger facilities than the ones currently used worldwide. We confirm the results of Jedicke et al. (cite{jedicke03}), that by observing at fainter magnitudes and finding objects at larger distances, such a system will discover km-sized NEAs with higher orbital e and i as well as a larger proportion of the smaller NEAs; moreover, it will shorten the time needed to reach 90% completeness for km-sized objects. The pilot program also evidenced the need for follow-up facilities compatible with the discovery telescopes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11054/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004,
Title:Near Earth Asteroid search and follow-up beyond 22nd magnitude
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Scholl, H.Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, Nice, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hainaut, O. R.European Southern Observatory, Santiago, ChileUNSPECIFIED
Boehnhardt, H.Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
West, R.European Southern Observatory, Garching, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Carpino, M.INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Milano, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Michelsen, R.Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, Astronomical Observatory, Copenhagen, DenmarkUNSPECIFIED
Forti, G.INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Pravec, P.Astronomical Institute AS CR, Ondrejov, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Valsecchi, G. B.INAF-IASF, Roma, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Asher, D. J.Armagh Observatory, Armagh, UKUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Astronomy & Astrophysics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1051/0004-6361:20034428
Page Range:pp. 743-750
Keywords:solar system: general, minor planets, asteroids, astrometry, celestial mechanics, surveys
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:23 Feb 2010 16:30

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