Population of the Scattered Kuiper Belt.

@article{Trujillo2000PopulationOT,
  title={Population of the Scattered Kuiper Belt.},
  author={Trujillo and Jewitt and Luu},
  journal={The Astrophysical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={529 2},
  pages={
          L103-L106
        }
}
  • Trujillo, Jewitt, Luu
  • Published 2000
  • Physics, Medicine
  • The Astrophysical journal
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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