J75 La Sagra Sky Survey
instrumentation used by LSSS to scan the sky consists of three 0.45-m
f/2.8 telescopes. Follow-up of potentially interesting objects is done with
tracking telescope. The entire data acquisition and data reduction is
done remotely via the Internet, by LSSS team members in
To this date (Oct. 2011) LSSS has been credited with 5.855 asteroid discoveries, of which 49 are NEOs. Some of these objects are classified as unusual (Near-Earth Objects, Centaurs, Jupiter Trojans, Mars Trojans, Hungarias etc.). The most productive month in terms of discoveries has been August 2008 with 584 discoveries. Furthermore four comets were discovered until now.
LSSS discovery statistics
The plot on the left shows the evolution of LSSS asteroid discoveries since August 2006. The first two years were devoted mainly to test different equipment and to evaluate its usefulness for asteroid hunting. The number of discoveries virtually exploded in the summer of 2008 when the current instrumentation became operational. The plot on the right shows the distribution of semimajor axis versus inclination values for all LSSS discoveries with known orbits.
Near-Earth Objects discovered by LSSS
Comets discovered by LSSS
Some interesting things done at LSSS
The LSSS team deeply appreciates the crucial confirmation and follow-up work done by the restless NEOCP community.
People behind LSSS
Present team members: Salvador Sanchez, Jaime Nomen, Bill Yeung, Miguel Hurtado, J. A. Jaume, P. Rios, F. Serra
Former team members: Reiner Stoss, Aleksandar Cikota, Stefan Cikota, Juan Rodriguez
One of the LSSS telescopes by night, scanning the sky for Near-Earth Objects.
|Observatorio Astronůmico de La Sagra
18820 Puebla de Don Fadrique, SPAIN
© Reiner M. Stoss - Contact: click here - latest update: 2011 Oct. 13