A CAREFULLY CHARACTERIZED AND TRACKED TRANS-NEPTUNIAN SURVEY: THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PLUTINOS AND THE NUMBER OF NEPTUNIAN TROJANS

@article{Alexandersen2014ACC,
  title={A CAREFULLY CHARACTERIZED AND TRACKED TRANS-NEPTUNIAN SURVEY: THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PLUTINOS AND THE NUMBER OF NEPTUNIAN TROJANS},
  author={Mike Alexandersen and Brett J. Gladman and JJ. Kavelaars and J. M. Petit and Stephen D. J. Gwyn and C. J. Shankman and Rosemary E. Pike},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={152}
}
The trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) preserve evidence of planet building processes in their orbital and size distributions. While all populations show steep size distributions for large objects, a relative deficit of Neptunian trojans and scattering objects with diameters of D < 100 km has been detected. We investigated this deficit with a 32 square degree survey, in which we detected 77 TNOs that are brighter than a limiting r-band magnitude of 24.6. Our plutino sample (18 objects in 3:2 mean… 

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