The Deep Ecliptic Survey: A Search for Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs. II. Dynamical Classification, the Kuiper Belt Plane, and the Core Population

@article{Elliot2005TheDE,
  title={The Deep Ecliptic Survey: A Search for Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs. II. Dynamical Classification, the Kuiper Belt Plane, and the Core Population},
  author={James L. Elliot and Susan Diane Kern and Kelly B. Clancy and Amanda A. S. Gulbis and Robert L. Millis and Marc W. Buie and Lawrence H. Wasserman and Eugene Chiang and Amy B. Jordan and D. E. Trilling and Karen J. Meech},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={129},
  pages={1117 - 1162}
}
The Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES)—a search optimized for the discovery of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) with the Blanco and Mayall 4 m telescopes at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory—has covered 550 deg2 from its inception in 1998 through the end of 2003. This survey has a mean 50% sensitivity at VR magnitude 22.5. We report here the discoveries of 320 designated KBOs and Centaurs for the period 2000 March through 2003 December and describe improvements to… 

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