China National Space Administration
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID TRACKING SCHEDULE: NEAT observations are in progress at MSSS. NEAT observations at Palomar are scheduled to occur in the pre-new Moon periods. Optimization of the new and improved QUEST camera at Palomar continues. NEAT is comprised of two autonomous observing systems at Maui Space Surveillance Site, NEAT/MSSS, and at Palomar Observatory, NEAT/Palomar. At both sites the NEAT cameras use 1.2-m (48") telescopes to find Near-Earth objects (NEOs), both Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and comets. In April we discovered 5 NEAs: 3 Amors including 1 > 1 km in diameter, and 2 Apollos, both PHAs.
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