The Pan-STARRS Moving Object Processing System

  title={The Pan-STARRS Moving Object Processing System},
  author={L. Denneau and R. Jedicke and T. Grav and M. Granvik and J. Kubica and A. Milani and P. Veres and R. Wainscoat and Daniel Chang and F. Pierfederici and N. Kaiser and K. Chambers and J. Heasley and E. Magnier and P. Price and Jonathan Myers and J. Kleyna and H. Hsieh and D. Farnocchia and C. Waters and W. H. Sweeney and Denver Green and B. Bolin and W. Burgett and J. Morgan and J. Tonry and K. Hodapp and S. Chastel and S. Chesley and A. Fitzsimmons and M. Holman and T. Spahr and D. Tholen and Gareth V. Williams and S. Abe and J. Armstrong and T. H. Bressi and R. Holmes and T. Lister and R. McMillan and M. Micheli and E. Ryan and W. Ryan and J. Scotti},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • L. Denneau, R. Jedicke, +41 authors J. Scotti
  • Published 2005
  • Physics, Computer Science, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
ABSTRACT.We describe the Pan-STARRS Moving Object Processing System (MOPS), a modern software package that produces automatic asteroid discoveries and identifications from catalogs of transient detections from next-generation astronomical survey telescopes. MOPS achieves >99.5%>99.5% efficiency in producing orbits from a synthetic but realistic population of asteroids whose measurements were simulated for a Pan-STARRS4-class telescope. Additionally, using a nonphysical grid population, we… Expand
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