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INTRODUCTION

ADAS is a dedicated programme to search and follow-up asteroids and comets, with special emphasis on NEO's in cooperation and support of global efforts in NEO-research, initiated by the WGNEO of the IAU, and the Spaceguard Foundation. In particular we concentrate on searching at small solar elongations for objects on orbits mostly in the inner part of the solar system, like Atens. One major objective of our survey is to search for the hitherto hypothetical so-called Inner-Earth Objects (IEOs).

It is also a kind of follow-on programme to O.D.A.S., which had to close due to lack of further financial support. We are also cooperating, ie. by coordinating follow-up observations, with U.D.A.S.

Schmidt telescope
The Schmidt 67/92-cm Telescope in Asiago

The programme is operated at the 67/92 Schmidt-telescope at Asiago-CimaEkar, as a joint venture between the Department of Astronomy of the University and the Astronomical Observatory of Padova in Italy, and the DLR - Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany.

The current system uses a 2k CCD camera (SCAM-1, pixels of 15x15 micrometers each, front illuminated, corresponding to 1".44x1".44 per pixel and total area of 49'x49' on the sky) in combination with an automated asteroid detection software package (Sextractor+Rackis).  The observations are usually taken in Time Delay Integration (scannig mode) around the celestial equator. The frame crossing time (effective exposure) at the equator is 195s.
ADAS began regular observations in February 2001, after some test runs in the previous two months. Details about ADAS are given in these web pages, while a comprehensive PDF Status Report is also available for download.

Discoveries of NEOs are reported to the Minor Planet Center, whose NEO Confirmation Page contains newly discovered objects which require confirmation by further observations.


ADAS Team

at Padua/Asiago

at DLR Berlin-Adlershof


Observing Statistics
  • Objects observed: 3506
  • New Designations: 326
  • Total number of Positions measured and submitted to the MPC: 17215
  • Number of Positions published by the MPC: 14929
  • New orbits: 189
  • Special asteroids discovered:
    • 3 Trojans
    • 1 Hilda
    • 1 Hungaria
  • Marscrossers:
    • 2002 AN7
    • 2002 CS
  • Numbered Objects: 108
    • 43511 Cima Ekar (2001 CP48)
    • 46392 Bertola (2002 AO6)
    • 48268 (2002 AK1)
    • 51406 Massimocalvani (2001 DL108)
    • 55427 (2001 TF47)
    • 55428 Cappellaro (2001 TN47)
    • 57561 (2001 TA48)
    • 57879 Cesarechiosi (2002 AD1)
    • 64840 (2001 YW5)
    • 65091 Saramagrin (2002 CF)
    • 68585 (2002 AY6)
    • 72543 Simonemarchi (2001 DN106)
    • 77049 (2001 CH48)
    • 77136 Mendillo (2001 DP106)
    • 82152 (2001 FR169)
    • 82153 (2001 FT169)
    • 83679 (2001 TB48)
    • 83956 Panuzzo (2001 XX30)
    • 88245 (2001 CH49)
    • 88961 Valpertile (2001 TH47)
    • 89663 (2001 YN5)
    • 89664 Pignata (2001 YU5)
    • 89665 (2001 YO6)
    • 89739 Rampazzi (2002 AL7)
    • 89744 (2002 AG18)
    • 89818 Jureskvar\v{c} (2002 AX203)
    • 89910 (2002 ED5)
    • 90288 Dalleave (2003 ET17)
    • 94955 (2001 YS90)
    • 95008 Ivanobertini (2002 AH1)
    • 95009 (2002 AJ1)
    • 95024 (2002 AH18)
    • 95209 (2002 CW)
    • 95474 (2002 EE4)
    • 95475 (2002 EB5)
    • 98866 (2001 AC53)
    • 99439 (2002 CA1)
    • 107393 (2001 CJ48)
    • 107394 (2001 CJ49)
    • 108072 (2001 FN168)
    • 108108 (2001 FA192)
    • 111561 (2002 AH3)
    • 111562 (2002 AJ3)
    • 111567 (2002 AT6)
    • 111820 (2002 DK1)
    • 123859 (2001 CO48)
    • 123923 (2001 DQ106)
    • 124891 (2001 TE47)
    • 126424 (2002 CR)
    • 126776 (2002 EJ3)
    • 126777 (2002 EN3)
    • 126778 (2002 EV3)
    • 132162 (2002 EJ8)
    • 132265 (2002 EW125)
    • 140382 (2001 TV47)
    • 141249 (2001 YP5)
    • 141250 (2001 YP6)
    • 141339 (2002 AZ4)
    • 141341 (2002 AZ6)
    • 146829 (2002 AB5)
    • 146940 (2002 EY4)
    • 146941 (2002 EC5)
    • 147375 (2003 EH5)
    • 151368 (2002 ET3)
    • 151369 (2002 EB4)
    • 151370 (2002 EF5)
    • 151417 (2002 EA146)
    • 153914 (2001 XV248)
    • 153956 (2002 AG27)
    • 154014 (2002 BC28)
    • 154103 (2002 EX3)
    • 154104 (2002 EG4)
    • 154105 (2002 EW4)
    • 154106 (2002 EK8)
    • 156401 (2002 AK3)
    • 156549 (2002 EY3)
    • 158244 (2001 TL47)
    • 158478 (2002 DJ1)
    • 158486 (2002 EM8)
    • 158487 (2002 EN8)
    • 162891 (2001 FS169)
    • 163188 (2002 ES4)
    • 163239 (2002 EU156)
    • 166144 (2002 EO3)
    • 166145 (2002 EH5)
    • 174065 (2002 EH4)
    • 176533 (2002 AP6)
    • 179540 (2002 CY253)
    • 182790 (2002 AJ18)
    • 182833 (2002 CG1)
    • 182897 (2002 EZ3)
    • 186274 (2002 AY4)
    • 188097 (2001 YM6)
    • 188123 (2002 CT)
    • 194733 (2001 YH5)
    • 194979 (2002 AE203)
    • 195230 (2002 ER4)
    • 195231 (2002 EU4)
    • 205577 (2001 TO47)
    • 205601 (2001 TY256)
    • 208429 (2001 TM47)
    • 208527 (2001 XX248)
    • 208610 (2002 CB254)
    • 208618 (2002 EX4)
    • 211079 (2002 EL8)
    • 213417 (2001 XZ30)
    • 213436 (2001 YN6)
    • 213441 (2002 AU6)

Ephemerides for ADAS asteroids

Here you can find a tool to create
ephemerides for asteroids discovered by ADAS - 1
ephemerides for asteroids discovered by ADAS - 2
using the MPC ephemeris service.


Contacts

For questions about this page, please contact Gerhard Hahn or Cesare Barbieri
Page design Francesca Rampazzi


Updated on May 11, 2009
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