First results from the Taiwanese-American occultation survey (TAOS)

Z. W. Zhang, F. B. Bianco, M. J. Lehner, N. K. Coehlo, J. H. Wang, S. Mondal, C. Alcock, T. Axelrod, Y. I. Byun, W. P. Chen, K. H. Cook, R. Dave, I. De Pater, R. Porrata, D. W. Kim, S. K. King, T. Lee, H. C. Lin, J. J. Lissauer, S. L. MarshallP. Protopapas, J. A. Rice, M. E. Schwamb, S. Y. Wang, C. Y. Wen

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Abstract

Results from the first 2 years of data from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) are presented. Stars have been monitored photometrically at 4 or 5 Hz to search for occultations by small (-3 km) Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). No statistically significant events were found, allowing us to present an upper bound to the size

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L157-L160
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume685
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Occultations
  • Solar system: formation
  • Subject headings: Kuiper Belt

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