A SEARCH FOR DISTANT SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES IN THE REGION OF SEDNA

@article{Schwamb2009ASF,
  title={A SEARCH FOR DISTANT SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES IN THE REGION OF SEDNA},
  author={M. Schwamb and Michael E. Brown and D. Rabinowitz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={694}
}
We present the results of a wide-field survey for distant Sedna-like bodies in the outer solar system using the 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. We searched ~12,000 deg^2 down to a mean limiting magnitude of 21.3 in R. A total number of 53 Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs have been detected, 25 of which were discovered in this survey. No additional Sedna-like bodies with perihelia beyond 70 AU were found despite a sensitivity to motions out to ~1000 AU. We place constraints… Expand

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