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Paper: The Outer Solar System Origins Survey: VO and Software Perspective
Volume: 475, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXII
Page: 243
Authors: Kavelaars, J.
Abstract: There has been a substantial increase in the number of operating and planned ground (Catalina Sky Survey, Space Watch, SDSS, Canada-France Ecliptic Plane Survey, PanStarrs, SkyMapper, LSST, etc.) and space (eg. NEOSSAT, Euclid) based surveys searching for objects within the solar system. These surveys must attempt to maximize their detection of sources that move through the images and tracking those objects until a firm orbit can be determined, while minimizing the reporting of false positives. These sorts of surveys have also lead to a growing industry of moving object search interfaces at the archive level (such as the CADC's Solar System Object Search). In this presentation I will review the general science cases for moving object surveys (from Kuiper belt to Oort Cloud Objects) and the various innovative (and brute force) algorithms and computing systems that have been developed to crack the moving object detection problem.
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