October 5-9, 2014


P4.3 A Moving Object Detection System (MODS) for the DECam NEO Survey

Francisco Valdes (National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO))

DECam NEO Survey (P.I. L. Allen)

A Moving Object Detection System (MODS) has been developed by the author with implementation in IRAF and application in the NOAO Mosaic and Dark Energy Camera (DECam) pipelines. It is key element of the DECam NEO Survey (Allen, et al.) to characterize the near earth object size distribution. This paper outlines the algorithms, implementation, and performance during the first year of the NEO Survey.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Large surveys