Population and Size Distribution of Small Jovian Trojan Asteroids

  title={Population and Size Distribution of Small Jovian Trojan Asteroids},
  author={David C. Jewitt and Chadwick A. Trujillo and John Kormendy Department of Astronomy and University of Hawaii and Sterrewacht Leiden},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
We present a study of Jovian Trojan objects detected serendipitously during the course of a sky survey conducted at the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope. We used a 8192 × 8192 pixel charge-coupled device (CCD) mosaic to observe 20 deg2 at locations spread over the L4 Lagrangian swarm and reached a limiting magnitude V = 22.5 (50% of maximum detection efficiency). Ninety-three Jovian Trojans were detected with radii 2 km ≤ r ≤ 20 km (assumed visual albedo 0.04). Their differential magnitude… Expand

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