The Population of Kilometer-scale Retrograde Jovian Irregular Moons

  title={The Population of Kilometer-scale Retrograde Jovian Irregular Moons},
  author={Edward Ashton and M. Beaudoin and Brett J. Gladman},
We have searched a 2010 archival data set from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope for very small (km-scale) irregular moons of Jupiter in order to constrain the size distribution of these moons down to radii of $\sim 400$~m, discovering 52 objects which are moving with Jupiter-like on-sky rates and are nearly certainly irregular moons. The four brightest detections, and seven in total, were all then linked to known jovian moons. Extrapolating our characterized detections (those down to… Expand
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Table 3. The format of the file containing the astrometry of both our characterised and uncharacterised detections, consistent with MPC astrometry submission