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Deep Ecliptic Survey

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The Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES) is a project to find Kuiper belt objects (KBOs), using the facilities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). [1]

25 relations: Apparent magnitude, Astronomical unit, Binary asteroid, Classical Kuiper belt object, Kuiper belt, List of minor planet discoverers, Minor planet, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Neptune, Neptune trojan, Orbit, Orbital eccentricity, Orbital inclination, Perihelion and aphelion, Plutino, Semi-major and semi-minor axes, Square degree, Trans-Neptunian object, 148780 Altjira, 19521 Chaos, 28978 Ixion, 38083 Rhadamanthus, 53311 Deucalion, 54598 Bienor, 88611 Teharonhiawako.

Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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Binary asteroid

A binary asteroid is a system of two asteroids orbiting their common barycenter.

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Classical Kuiper belt object

A classical Kuiper belt object, also called a cubewano ("QB1-o"), is a low-eccentricity Kuiper belt object (KBO) that orbits beyond Neptune and is not controlled by an orbital resonance with Neptune.

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Kuiper belt

The Kuiper belt, occasionally called the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun.

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List of minor planet discoverers

This is a list of all astronomers who are credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) with the discovery of one or several minor planets.

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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National Optical Astronomy Observatory

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) is the United States national observatory for ground-based nighttime ultraviolet-optical-infrared (OUVIR) astronomy.

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Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

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Neptune trojan

Neptune trojans are bodies that orbit the Sun near one of the stable Lagrangian points of Neptune, similar to the trojans of other planets.

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Orbit

In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

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Orbital eccentricity

The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.

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Orbital inclination

Orbital inclination measures the tilt of an object's orbit around a celestial body.

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Perihelion and aphelion

The perihelion of any orbit of a celestial body about the Sun is the point where the body comes nearest to the Sun.

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Plutino

In astronomy, the plutinos are a dynamical group of trans-Neptunian objects in the outermost region of the Solar System that orbit in 2:3 mean-motion resonance with Neptune.

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Semi-major and semi-minor axes

In geometry, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter.

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Square degree

A square degree (deg2) is a non-SI-compliant unit measure of solid angle.

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Trans-Neptunian object

A trans-Neptunian object (TNO, also written transneptunian object) is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune, 30 astronomical units (AU).

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148780 Altjira

148780 Altjira is a binary classical Kuiper belt object (cubewano).

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19521 Chaos

19521 Chaos is a cubewano, a Kuiper-belt object not in resonance with any planet.

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28978 Ixion

28978 Ixion, provisional designation, is a plutino (an object that has a 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune).

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38083 Rhadamanthus

38083 Rhadamanthus is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO).

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53311 Deucalion

53311 Deucalion (from) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO).

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54598 Bienor

54598 Bienor (from Bianor) is a centaur that grazes the orbit of Uranus.

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88611 Teharonhiawako

88611 Teharonhiawako is a trans-Neptunian object and a member of the cold Classical Kuiper belt, measuring about 220 km in diameter.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Ecliptic_Survey

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