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Solfe
2012-Oct-09, 02:11 PM
What distinguishes a search and catalog program like Ice Investigators from a program to find near earth objects? Is the technology radically different? What are the challenges to each type of research?

Thank you in advance,

Solfe

kmasterdo
2012-Oct-10, 07:28 AM
Forwarded to the science team. :)

Solfe
2012-Oct-10, 11:14 AM
Oh, thank you!

Shigeru
2012-Oct-12, 02:55 AM
Very interesting question!

kmasterdo
2012-Oct-12, 06:14 AM
I just got this from Pamela (starstryder): The techniques used are the same, but since asteroids (NEOs) are much brighter and moving much faster through space, they need smaller telescopes and image spacing that is much closer together.

More to follow.

Solfe
2012-Oct-12, 12:04 PM
Thank you both.