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THE ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 120:26872694, 2000 November 2000. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.(
 

Summary: THE ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, 120:2687╚2694, 2000 November
2000. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.(
A WIDE-FIELD CCD SURVEY FOR CENTAURS AND KUIPER BELT OBJECTS
SCOTT S. SHEPPARD, DAVID C. JEWITT, AND CHADWICK A. TRUJILLO
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822; sheppard=ifa.hawaii.edu,
jewitt=ifa.hawaii.edu, chad=ifa.hawaii.edu
MICHAEL J. I. BROWN
School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; mbrown=isis.ph.unimelb.edu.au
AND
MICHAEL C. B. ASHLEY
School of Physics, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia; mcba=newt.phys.unsw.edu.au
Received 2000 April 10; accepted 2000 July 31
ABSTRACT
A modiđed Baker-Nunn camera was used to conduct a wide-đeld survey of 1428 deg2 of sky near the
ecliptic in search of bright Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs. This area is an order of magnitude larger
than any previously published CCD survey for Centaurs and Kuiper Belt objects. No new objects
brighter than red magnitude and moving at a rate 1A to 20A hr~1 were discovered, althoughm
R
\ 18.8
one previously discovered Centaur, 1997 (Chariklo), was serendipitously detected. The parametersCU

  

Source: Ashley, Michael C. B. - School of Physics, University of New South Wales
Jewitt, David C. - California at Los Angeles, University of , Department of Earth & Space Sciences and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Sheppard, Scott S. - Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
Trujillo, Chad - Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Geosciences; Physics