Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey

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Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey
Survey typeAstronomical survey Edit this on Wikidata
TargetAsteroid Edit this on Wikidata
Started1996 Edit this on Wikidata
Ended1997 Edit this on Wikidata
Minor planets discovered: 62 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

The Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey (UDTS, also known as UAO–DLR Trojan Survey) is an astronomical survey to study the movements and locations of asteroids near Jupiter, which includes Jupiter trojans and other asteroids, which line-of sight are frequently blocked by the giant planet.

The survey was carried out at the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in Sweden, in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Principal investigators were the astronomers Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Gerhard Hahn, Stefano Mottola, Magnus Lundström and Uri Carsenty. The Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey, UDTS, should not be confused with its successor, the Uppsala-DLR Asteroid Survey (UDAS), which started shortly after the UDTS concluded.

During the course of the survey, two telescopes were used at ESO's La Silla site in northern Chile. In fall of 1996, the ESO Schmidt telescope surveyed approximately 900 deg2 at Jupiter's L4 Lagrangian point, location of the so-called Greek camp. Additional positions and magnitudes of asteroids were obtained using the (now decommissioned) 0.61-meter Bochum telescope.

There is some notable controversy over P/1997 T3, one of the objects found in this survey, namely an asteroid-like object with a comet-like tail. It is thought that this tail is composed of dust, due to its consistent appearance, and the fact that it is pointing towards the Sun, not away from it.[citation needed]

The group of Jupiter trojan contains about 6,000 asteroid. They are named after figures from Greek mythology, typically after the heroes of the Trojan War as narrated in Homer's Iliad.

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

The Minor Planet Center credits the Uppsala–DLR Trojan Survey with the discovery of 62 numbered minor planets during 1996–1997.[1]

13181 Peneleos 11 September 1996 list
(13182) 1996 SO8 16 September 1996 list
(14518) 1996 RZ30 13 September 1996 list
15913 Telemachus 1 October 1997 list
(20144) 1996 RA33 15 September 1996 list
(21271) 1996 RF33 15 September 1996 list
(21370) 1997 TB28 1 October 1997 list
(21371) 1997 TD28 1 October 1997 list
(21372) 1997 TM28 6 October 1997 list
(23622) 1996 RW29 12 September 1996 list
(23709) 1997 TA28 1 October 1997 list
(24882) 1996 RK30 13 September 1996 list
(31170) 1997 WO58 26 November 1997 list
(35277) 1996 RV27 10 September 1996 list
(35363) 1997 TV28 6 October 1997 list
(35373) 1997 UT25 25 October 1997 list
(37714) 1996 RK29 11 September 1996 list
(37715) 1996 RN31 13 September 1996 list
(37716) 1996 RP32 15 September 1996 list
(37790) 1997 UX26 27 October 1997 list
(39691) 1996 RR31 13 September 1996 list
(39692) 1996 RB32 14 September 1996 list
(39798) 1997 TW28 6 October 1997 list
(42554) 1996 RJ28 11 September 1996 list
(42555) 1996 RU31 13 September 1996 list
(46676) 1996 RF29 11 September 1996 list
(52645) 1997 XR13 2 December 1997 list
(58478) 1996 RC29 11 September 1996 list
(58479) 1996 RJ29 11 September 1996 list
(58480) 1996 RJ33 15 September 1996 list
(58658) 1997 WY57 27 November 1997 list
(58659) 1997 WZ57 27 November 1997 list
(65811) 1996 RW30 13 September 1996 list
(79444) 1997 UM26 26 October 1997 list
(85394) 1996 RT32 15 September 1996 list
(85548) 1997 XX13 4 December 1997 list
(90866) 1996 RA28 10 September 1996 list
(90988) 1997 XS13 4 December 1997 list
(100452) 1996 RY27 10 September 1996 list
(100624) 1997 TR28 6 October 1997 list
(100636) 1997 UY26 26 October 1997 list
(100671) 1997 WN57 26 November 1997 list
(100672) 1997 WF58 30 November 1997 list
(129594) 1997 UP25 25 October 1997 list
(129606) 1997 WU57 26 November 1997 list
(129607) 1997 WE58 30 November 1997 list
(160527) 1996 RE31 13 September 1996 list
(160528) 1996 RD32 14 September 1996 list
(160540) 1997 WB58 30 November 1997 list
(160541) 1997 WM58 26 November 1997 list
(162046) 1996 RQ31 13 September 1996 list
(162047) 1996 RJ32 14 September 1996 list
(162048) 1996 RO32 14 September 1996 list
(168362) 1996 RV28 11 September 1996 list
(190317) 1997 XU13 4 December 1997 list
(192388) 1996 RD29 11 September 1996 list
(192389) 1996 RT29 12 September 1996 list
(192390) 1996 RO30 13 September 1996 list
(219057) 1996 RA30 12 September 1996 list
(241582) 1996 RY30 13 September 1996 list
(257505) 1996 RH33 15 September 1996 list
(321570) 2009 SE361 13 September 1996 list

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

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