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The Sensitivity to Trans-Neptunian Dwarf Planets of the Siding Spring Survey

Bannister, Michele; Brown, M. E; Schmidt, B. P; Francis, Paul; McNaught, R; Garrad, G; Larson, S; Beshore, E.

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The last decade has seen considerable effort in assessing the populations of icy worlds in the outer Solar System, with major surveys in the Northern and more recently, in the Southern Hemisphere skies. Our archival search of more than ten thousand square degrees of sky south of the ecliptic observed over five years is a bright-object survey, sensitive to dwarf-planet sized trans-Neptunian objects. Our innovative survey analyses observations of the Siding Spring Survey, an ongoing survey for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/147370

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