Properties of the Trans-Neptunian Belt: Statistics from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Survey

  title={Properties of the Trans-Neptunian Belt: Statistics from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Survey},
  author={Chadwick A. Trujillo and David C. Jewitt and Jane X. Luu},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
We present the results of a wide-field survey designed to measure the size, inclination, and radial distributions of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). The survey found 86 KBOs in 73 deg2 observed to limiting red magnitude of 23.7 using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the 12K × 8K CCD mosaic camera. For the first time, both ecliptic and off-ecliptic fields were examined to more accurately constrain the inclination distribution of the KBOs. The survey data were processed using an automatic… 
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