Pushing the limits: K2 observations of the trans-Neptunian objects 2002 GV31 and (278361) 2007 JJ43

@article{Pal2015PushingTL,
  title={Pushing the limits: K2 observations of the trans-Neptunian objects 2002 GV31 and (278361) 2007 JJ43},
  author={A. P'al and R. Szab'o and G. Szab'o and L. Kiss and L. Moln'ar and K. S'arneczky and C. Astronomy and Lor'and Eotvos University Elte Gothard Astrophysical Obser Astronomy},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
We present the first photometric observations of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) taken with the Kepler space telescope, obtained in the course of the K2 ecliptic survey. Two faint objects have been monitored in specifically designed pixel masks that were centered on the stationary points of the objects, when their daily motion was the slowest. In the design of the experiment, only the apparent path of these objects were retrieved from the detectors, i.e. the costs in terms of Kepler pixels were… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Large size and slow rotation of the trans-Neptunian object (225088) 2007 OR10 discovered from Herschel and K2 observations
We present the first comprehensive thermal and rotational analysis of the second most distant trans-Neptunian object (225088) 2007 OR10. We combined optical light curves provided by the Kepler spaceExpand
Pushing the limits, episode 2: K2 observations of extragalactic RR Lyrae stars in the dwarf galaxy Leo IV
We present the first observations of extragalactic pulsating stars in the K2 ecliptic survey of the Kepler space telescope. Variability of all three RR Lyrae stars in the dwarf spheroidal galaxy LeoExpand
Uninterrupted optical light curves of main-belt asteroids from the K2 mission
Context. Because the second reaction wheel failed, a new mission was conceived for the otherwise healthy Kepler space telescope. In the course of the K2 mission, the telescope is staring at the planeExpand
The heart of the swarm: K2 photometry and rotational characteristics of 56 Jovian Trojan asteroids
We present fully covered phased light curves for 56 Jovian Trojan asteroids as observed by the K2 mission of the Kepler space telescope. This set of objects has been monitored during Campaign 6 andExpand
Light curves of ten Centaurs from K2 measurements
Abstract Here we present the results of visible range light curve observations of ten Centaurs using the Kepler Space Telescope in the framework of the K2 mission. Well defined periodic light curvesExpand
TESS in the Solar System
TLDR
The main analogues and differences between the Kepler/K2 mission and the TESS mission are reviewed, focusing on scientific implications and possible yields related to the authors' Solar System. Expand
Nereid from space: Rotation, size and shape analysis from K2, Herschel and Spitzer observations
In this paper, we present an analysis of K2 mission Campaign 3 observations of the irregular Neptune satellite, Nereid. We determined a rotation period of P = 11.594±0.017 h and amplitude of Δm =Expand
Prediction of transits of solar system objects in Kepler /K2 images: An extension of the Virtual Observatory service SkyBoT
All the fields of the extended space mission Kepler /K2 are located within the ecliptic. Many solar system objects thus cross the K2 stellar masks on a regular basis. We aim at providing to theExpand
Main-belt asteroids in the K2 Uranus field
We present the K2 light curves of a large sample of untargeted Main Belt asteroids (MBAs) detected with the Kepler space telescope. The asteroids were observed within the Uranus superstamp, aExpand
Lightcurves and Rotational Properties of the Pristine Cold Classical Kuiper Belt Objects.
We present a survey on the rotational and physical properties of the dynamically low inclination Cold Classical trans-Neptunian objects. The Cold Classicals (CCs) are primordial planetesimals andExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 20 REFERENCES
The Peculiar Photometric Properties of 2010 WG9: A Slowly-Rotating Trans-Neptunian Object from the Oort Cloud
We present long-term BVRI observations of 2010?WG9, an ~100?km diameter trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with an extremely high inclination of 70? discovered by the La Silla-QUEST southern sky survey.Expand
“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - VI. Herschel/PACS observations and thermal modeling of 19 classical Kuiper belt objects
Trans-Neptunian objects (TNO) represent the leftovers of the formation of the Solar System. Their physical properties provide constraints to the models of formation and evolution of the variousExpand
TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region
Over one thousand objects have so far been discovered orbiting beyond Neptune. These trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) represent the primitive remnants of the planetesimal disk from which the planetsExpand
“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - X. Analysis of classical Kuiper belt objects from Herschel and Spitzer observations
Context. The Kuiper belt is formed of planetesimals which failed to grow to planets and its dynamical structure has been affected by Neptune. The classical Kuiper belt contains objects both from aExpand
Main-Belt Asteroids in the K2 Engineering Field of View
Unlike NASA's original Kepler Discovery Mission, the renewed K2 Mission will stare at the plane of the Ecliptic, observing each field for approximately 75 days. This will bring new opportunities andExpand
The K2 Mission: Characterization and Early Results
The K2 mission will make use of the Kepler spacecraft and its assets to expand upon Kepler's groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of exoplanets and astrophysics through new and excitingExpand
LIGHT CURVES OF 32 LARGE TRANSNEPTUNIAN OBJECTS
We present observations of 32 primarily bright, newly discovered Transneptunian objects (TNOs) observable from the Southern Hemisphere during 39 nights of observation with the Irenee du Pont 2.5 mExpand
Transneptunian objects and Centaurs from light curves
Aims. We compile and analyze an extended database of light curve parameters scattered in the literature to search for correlations and study physical properties, including internal structureExpand
Mutual events in the Cold Classical transneptunian binary system Sila and Nunam
Abstract Hubble Space Telescope observations between 2001 and 2010 resolved the binary components of the Cold Classical transneptunian object (79360) Sila–Nunam (provisionally designated 1997 CS 29Expand
THE USNO-B CATALOG
USNO-B is an all-sky catalog that presents positions, proper motions, magnitudes in various optical passbands, and star/galaxy estimators for 1,042,618,261 objects derived from 3,643,201,733 separateExpand
...
1
2
...