AN ULTRADEEP SURVEY FOR IRREGULAR SATELLITES OF URANUS: LIMITS TO COMPLETENESS

@article{Sheppard2005ANUS,
  title={AN ULTRADEEP SURVEY FOR IRREGULAR SATELLITES OF URANUS: LIMITS TO COMPLETENESS},
  author={S. Sheppard and D. Jewitt and J. Kleyna},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={129},
  pages={518-525}
}
We present a deep optical survey of Uranus's Hill sphere for small satellites. The 8 m Subaru Telescope was used to survey about 3.5 square degrees with a 50% detection efficiency at limiting red magnitude mR = 26.1. This magnitude corresponds to objects that are about 7 km in radius (assuming an albedo of 0.04). We detected (without prior knowledge of their positions) all previously known outer satellites and discovered two new irregular satellites (S/2001 U2 and S/2003 U3). The two inner… Expand
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