Solar System Science with Robotic Telescopes

Lister, Tim A. (2012) Solar System Science with Robotic Telescopes. In: New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 285. International Astronomical Union, pp. 352-354.


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An increasing number of sky surveys is already on-line or soon will be, leading to a large boost in the detection of Solar System objects of all types. For Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) that could potentially hit the Earth, timely follow-up is essential. I describe the development of an automated system which responds to new detections of NEOs from Pan-STARRS and automatically observes them with the LCOGT telescopes. I present results from the first few months of operation, and plans for the future with the 6-site, 40-telescope global LCOGT Network.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 08:37
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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