[FPSPACE] Planning Near Earth Asteroid Observations on a 1m Class Telescope
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From: Ovidiu Vaduvescu [view email]
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 14:57:40 GMT (154kb)
Planning Near Earth Asteroid Observations on a 1m Class Telescope
Authors: Ovidiu Vaduvescu, Mirel Birlan
Comments: Accepted in Romanian Astronomical Journal, Vol. 16, Nr. 2, Pag.
The number of known Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and Potentially Hazardous
Asteroids (PHAs) has continued to grow in the last decade. Follow-up and
recovery of newly discovered objects, as well as new astrometry at second or
third oppositions are necessary to improve their orbits and predict any
potential collision with the Earth in the future. A project to follow-up and
recovery PHAs and NEAs is proposed, using 1m class telescopes in the next
two years. Two incoming runs will take place first at Pic du Midi
Observatory (France) and SAAO (South Africa), both to use 1m telescopes.
Other observing runs are sought in the future. Collaborators to extend this
project are welcomed.
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