Spacewatch Astrometry and Photometry of Near-Earth Objects

Robert S. McMillan, Jeffrey A. Larsen, Terrence H. Bressi, James V. Scotti, Ronald A. Mastaler, Andrew F. Tubbiolo

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Abstract

The Spacewatch Project uses four telescopes of apertures 0.9-m, 1.8-m, 2.3-m, and 4-m on Kitt Peak mountain in Arizona for followup astrometry of priority NEOs. Objects as faint as V=23 on the MPC's NEO Confirmation Page, targets of radar, potential impactors, targets of spacecraft observations or visits, and PHAs with future close approaches to Earth receive priority for astrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • asteroids
  • astrometry
  • atlases
  • minor planets
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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