Properties of the Distant Kuiper Belt : Results from the Palomar Distant Solar System Survey

@inproceedings{Schwamb2010PropertiesOT,
  title={Properties of the Distant Kuiper Belt : Results from the Palomar Distant Solar System Survey},
  author={Megan E. Schwamb and Michael E. Brown and David L. Rabinowitz and Darin Ragozzine},
  year={2010}
}
We present the results of a wide-field survey using the 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. This survey was designed to find the most distant members of the Kuiper Belt and beyond. We searched ∼12,000 deg2 down to a mean limiting magnitude of 21.3 in R. A total number of 52 Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs have been detected, 25 of which were discovered in this survey. Except for the redetection of Sedna, no additional Sedna-like bodies with perihelia greater than 45 AU were… CONTINUE READING