Population of the Scattered Kuiper Belt

@article{Trujillo2000PopulationOT,
  title={Population of the Scattered Kuiper Belt},
  author={Chadwick A. Trujillo and David C. Jewitt and Jane X. Luu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={529},
  pages={L103 - L106}
}
We present the discovery of three new scattered Kuiper Belt objects (SKBOs) from a wide-field survey of the ecliptic. This continuing survey has to date covered 20.2 deg2 to a limiting red magnitude of 23.6. We combine the data from this new survey with an existing survey conducted at the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope to constrain the number and mass of the SKBOs. The SKBOs are characterized by large eccentricities, perihelia near 35 AU, and semimajor axes greater than 50 AU. Using a… 

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