TAOS

The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey

C. Alcock, R. Dave, J. Giammarco, J. Goldader, M. Lehner, S. K. King, T. Lee, A. Wang, S. Y. Wang, C. Y. Wen, W. P. Chen, K. Cook, S. Marshall, R. Porrata, Yong-Ik Byun, I. De Pater, J. Rice, J. Lissauer, R. Porrata, Y. I. Byun & 3 others I. De Pater, J. Rice, J. Lissauer

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Abstract

The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) seeks to determine the number and size spectrum for small (∼ 3 km) bodies in the Kuiper Belt. This will be accomplished by searching for the brief occultations of bright stars (R ∼ 14) by these objects. We have designed and built a special purpose photometric monitoring system for this purpose. TAOS comprises four 50 cm telescopes, each equipped with a 2048 × 2048 pixel CCD camera, in a compact array located in the central highlands of Taiwan. TAOS will monitor up to 3,000 stars at 5 Hz. The system will go into scientific operation at the end of 2003.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalEarth, Moon and Planets
Volume92
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Alcock, C., Dave, R., Giammarco, J., Goldader, J., Lehner, M., King, S. K., ... Lissauer, J. (2003). TAOS: The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey. Earth, Moon and Planets, 92(1-4), 459-464. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:MOON.0000031960.82021.26
Alcock, C. ; Dave, R. ; Giammarco, J. ; Goldader, J. ; Lehner, M. ; King, S. K. ; Lee, T. ; Wang, A. ; Wang, S. Y. ; Wen, C. Y. ; Chen, W. P. ; Cook, K. ; Marshall, S. ; Porrata, R. ; Byun, Yong-Ik ; De Pater, I. ; Rice, J. ; Lissauer, J. ; Porrata, R. ; Byun, Y. I. ; De Pater, I. ; Rice, J. ; Lissauer, J. / TAOS : The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey. In: Earth, Moon and Planets. 2003 ; Vol. 92, No. 1-4. pp. 459-464.
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In: Earth, Moon and Planets, Vol. 92, No. 1-4, 01.06.2003, p. 459-464.

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Alcock C, Dave R, Giammarco J, Goldader J, Lehner M, King SK et al. TAOS: The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey. Earth, Moon and Planets. 2003 Jun 1;92(1-4):459-464. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:MOON.0000031960.82021.26