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Catalina Sky Survey

(survey of near-Earth objects)

The Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) is a Survey of Near-Earth Objects, i.e., Comets and Asteroids whose orbits pass close to that of the Earth. It was begun in 1998 and progresses.

The first goal has been to identify 90% of objects 1 kilometer or larger.

Two telescopes are used: 1.5meter telescope on Mt. Lemon and a 68 cm telescope near Mt. Bigelow, both near Tucson, Arizona.

Data from the same telescopes is used for the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey, scanning the images for Transients.

(survey,near-Earth objects,all sky)
CSSCSS100217Catalina Sky Survey 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey
Near-Earth Object (NEO)