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Conference Proceedings

Comparing NEA surveys

Giovanni Valsecchi1
IAPS-INAF1

Document details

Publishing year2019 PublisherESA Space Safety Programme Office Publishing typeConference Name of conference1st NEO and Debris Detection Conference
Pagesn/a Volume
1
Issue
1
Editors
T. Flohrer, R. Jehn, F. Schmitz

Abstract

The vast majority of the known NEAs have been discovered by a small
number of very capable NEA surveys.

A natural question to ask is whether the most efficient surveys discover
similar proportions of the various types of NEAs. Similarly, one can ask whether the differences in discovery efficiency of the NEA types can be meaningfully linked to differences in the hardware and in the observational strategies of the surveys.

We use the discovery statistics available at the MPC to address these
questions.

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