DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies
May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona
Measuring the size distribution of small NEOs with DECam [6.43 MB PDF]
We used the Blanco + Dark Energy Camera to measure the size distribution of near-Earth asteroids from 1km diameter to 10m. I will describe the survey and present results. Preliminary results, published in Trilling et al. 2017, imply a factor of 10 fewer NEOs at the small end of the distribution than was previously predicted.
Authors: L. Allen, F. Valdes, D. Trilling, D. Herrera, C. Fuentes, D. James, T. Axelrod, & J. Rajagopal