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NEOPAT: Near-Earth Object PATrol program

  • Hong-Kyu Moon (a1), Moo-Young Chun (a1), Yong-Ik Byun (a2), Wonyong Han (a1), Seung-Lee Kim (a1), Young-Beom Jeon (a1) and Yong-Woo Kang (a2)...

Abstract

In 2000, Korea Astronomy Observatory launched the Near-Earth Object Patrol (NEOPAT) program. NEOPAT has conducted follow-up observations of NEOCP (NEO Confirmation Page) objects and discovered 52 new main-belt asteroids during the observation runs. We initiated collaboration with the Yonsei Survey Telescopes for Astronomical Research (YSTAR) team for NEO search. Wide-field of view, fast read-out time, and fully autonomous data pipeline will enable us to detect and track NEOs with a high efficiency. Scheduled to begin active operations in mid-2001, our survey system is going to be the first network of robotic telescopes for NEO search with automatic access to both hemispheres.

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Byun, Y.I. et al. 2001, in these proceedings
King, S.K. 2001, in these proceedings

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