Accession Number : ADA264832


Title :   Advanced Research In Sky Surveillance: A Search For Low-luminosity Objects


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Nov 91-31 Oct 92,


Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON LUNAR AND PLANETARY LAB


Personal Author(s) : Gehrels, Tom


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264832.pdf


Report Date : 31 Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The new CCD was installed. Improvements were made in the software and in the operation and the system is working well. All through the year the telescope has been assigned for eighteen nights per month. Large numbers of main-belt asteroids have been found. It has been found that objects smaller than 2 meters occur two orders of magnitude more frequently that expected from extrapolation of the size-frequency relation of the larger near-Earth objects. The design of the new 1.8-meter Spacewatch Telescope has begun.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *TELESCOPES , *ASTEROIDS , FREQUENCY , LUMINOSITY , OPERATION , EXTRAPOLATION , CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES , NIGHT , SKY , NUMBERS , BELTS , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Optical Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE