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

  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},
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

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