Solar System Objects Observed in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data

@article{Ivezi2001SolarSO,
  title={Solar System Objects Observed in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data},
  author={Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Serge Tabachnik and Roman R. Rafikov and Robert H. Lupton and Thomas Quinn and Mark Hammergren and Laurent Eyer and J. Chu and John Charles Armstrong and Xiaohui Fan and Kristian Finlator and Thomas R. Geballe and James E. Gunn and Gregory S. Hennessy and Gillian R. Knapp and Sandy K. Leggett and Jeffrey A. Munn and Jeffrey R. Pier and Constance M. Rockosi and Donald P. Schneider and Michael A. Strauss and Brian Yanny and Jonathan Brinkmann and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and Robert B. Hindsley and Stephen Kent and Donald Q. Lamb and Bruce Margon and Timothy A. Mckay and J. Allyn Smith and Patrick Waddel and Donald G. York},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={122},
  pages={2749 - 2784}
}
We discuss measurements of the properties of ∼13,000 asteroids detected in 500 deg2 of sky in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) commissioning data. The moving objects are detected in the magnitude range 14 < r* < 21.5, with a baseline of ∼5 minutes, resulting in typical velocity errors of ∼3%. Extensive tests show that the sample is at least 98% complete, with a contamination rate of less than 3%. We find that the size distribution of asteroids resembles a broken power law, independent of the… 
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