DPS Pasadena Meeting 2000, 23-27 October 2000
Session 21. Trojans, Centaurs, Kuiper Belt Objects Posters
Displayed, 1:00pm, Monday - 1:00pm, Friday, Highlighted Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-6:30pm, C101-C105, C211

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[21.02] ESO Survey for Distant TNOs

A. Delsanti, O.R. Hainaut, H. Boehnhardt, C.E. Delahodde (ESO)

Our group is engaged since 1999 in a wide survey for TNOs. Our observing strategy is optimized to be sensitive to very slow/distant objects. This program was awarded 36nights on the ESO/MPI 2.2m telescope at La Silla, equipped with a 8\times8k CCD mosaic. A pilot project for this survey was presented at the last DPS meeting (Delsanti et al DPS 31, 26.03)

This paper will present a status report on this project, at ~30% completion level. We will also describe the progress and efficiency of the TNO automatic detection programs used for this project.

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