A Wide-Field CCD Survey For Centaurs and Kuiper Belt Objects

  title={A Wide-Field CCD Survey For Centaurs and Kuiper Belt Objects},
  author={Scott S. Sheppard and David C. Jewitt and Chadwick A. Trujillo and M. E. Brown and Michael C. B. Ashley},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
A modified Baker-Nunn camera was used to conduct a wide-field survey of 1428 deg2 of sky near the ecliptic in search of bright Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs. This area is an order of magnitude larger than any previously published CCD survey for Centaurs and Kuiper Belt objects. No new objects brighter than red magnitude mR = 18.8 and moving at a rate 1'' to 20'' hr-1 were discovered, although one previously discovered Centaur, 1997 CU26 (Chariklo), was serendipitously detected. The… 
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