TAOS - The taiwanese-American occultation survey

M. J. Lehner, C. Alcock, T. Axelrod, F. Bianco, Yong-Ik Byun, W. P. Chen, K. H. Cook, R. Dave, I. De Pater, J. Giammarco, S. K. King, T. Lee, J. Lissauer, S. L. Marshall, S. Mondal, T. Nihei, J. Rice, M. Schwamb, A. Wang, S. Y. Wang & 2 others C. Y. Wen, Z. W. Zhang

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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 times; 2048 pixel CCD camera, in a compact array located in the central highlands of Taiwan. TAOS will monitor up to 2 000 stars at 5 Hz. The system went into scientific operation in the autumn of 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-817
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Volume327
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 26

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Lehner, M. J., Alcock, C., Axelrod, T., Bianco, F., Byun, Y-I., Chen, W. P., ... Zhang, Z. W. (2006). TAOS - The taiwanese-American occultation survey. Astronomische Nachrichten, 327(8), 814-817. https://doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610688
Lehner, M. J. ; Alcock, C. ; Axelrod, T. ; Bianco, F. ; Byun, Yong-Ik ; Chen, W. P. ; Cook, K. H. ; Dave, R. ; De Pater, I. ; Giammarco, J. ; King, S. K. ; Lee, T. ; Lissauer, J. ; Marshall, S. L. ; Mondal, S. ; Nihei, T. ; Rice, J. ; Schwamb, M. ; Wang, A. ; Wang, S. Y. ; Wen, C. Y. ; Zhang, Z. W. / TAOS - The taiwanese-American occultation survey. In: Astronomische Nachrichten. 2006 ; Vol. 327, No. 8. pp. 814-817.
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In: Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 327, No. 8, 26.09.2006, p. 814-817.

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Lehner MJ, Alcock C, Axelrod T, Bianco F, Byun Y-I, Chen WP et al. TAOS - The taiwanese-American occultation survey. Astronomische Nachrichten. 2006 Sep 26;327(8):814-817. https://doi.org/10.1002/asna.200610688