Accession Number : ADA329357

Title :   The Solar System Beyond Neptune.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST FOR ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Jewitt, David C.

PDF Url : ADA329357

Report Date : 05 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The aim of this research is to assess the contents of the trans-Neptunian solar system. Previously thought to be empty, the region beyond Neptune is now known to hold a vast abundance of bodies dating from the earliest phases of the solar system. We have pioneered the application of charge coupled device (CCD) surveys as a means to locate and identify Kuiper Belt objects. The present research aims to drive these techniques to their limit, in order to increase the observational sample as much as possible.

Descriptors :   *SOLAR SYSTEM, *ASTRONOMICAL BODIES, *ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS, DETECTION, OBSERVATION, PIXELS, NEPTUNE(PLANET), CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE