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UESAC - the Uppsala-Eso Survey of Asteroids and Comets

  • C.-I. Lagerkvist
  • O. Hernius
  • M. Lindgren
  • G. Tancredi
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Abstract

The Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets was undertaken to find previously undetected comets in the vicinity of Jupiter. Over 15000 positions of moving objects have been detected on 74 plates obtained from the European Southern Observatory in Chile and from the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Australia in 1992 and 1993. Two or more positions were secured for about 3300 asteroids and orbits have so far been calculated for 1944 asteroids. The main bulk of these asteroids are previously undetected. We present absolute magnitudes and diameters for asteroids which have an accurate orbit. The magnitude and diameter distributions are compared to the results of the Palomar-Leiden Survey of Faint Minor Planets.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C.-I. Lagerkvist
    • 1
  • O. Hernius
    • 2
  • M. Lindgren
    • 3
  • G. Tancredi
    • 4
  1. 1.Astronomiska observatorietUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.ObservatoryUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Astronomiska observatorietUppsalaSweden
  4. 4.Depto. de AstronomiaFacultad de CienciasMontevideoUruguay

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