Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey

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Asteroids discovered: 43
13181 Peneleos September 11, 1996
(13182) 1996 SO8 September 16, 1996
(14518) 1996 RZ30 September 13, 1996
15913 Telemachus October 1, 1997
(20144) 1996 RA33 September 15, 1996
(21271) 1996 RF33 September 15, 1996
(21370) 1997 TB28 October 1, 1997
(21371) 1997 TD28 October 1, 1997
(21372) 1997 TM28 October 6, 1997
(23622) 1996 RW29 September 12, 1996
(23709) 1997 TA28 October 1, 1997
(24882) 1996 RK30 September 13, 1996
(31170) 1997 WO58 November 26, 1997
(35277) 1996 RV27 September 10, 1996
(35363) 1997 TV28 October 6, 1997
(35373) 1997 UT25 October 25, 1997
(37714) 1996 RK29 September 11, 1996
(37715) 1996 RN31 September 13, 1996
(37716) 1996 RP32 September 15, 1996
(37790) 1997 UX26 October 27, 1997
(39691) 1996 RR31 September 13, 1996
(39692) 1996 RB32 September 14, 1996
(39798) 1997 TW28 October 6, 1997
(42554) 1996 RJ28 September 11, 1996
(42555) 1996 RU31 September 13, 1996
(46676) 1996 RF29 September 11, 1996
(52645) 1997 XR13 December 2, 1997
(58478) 1996 RC29 September 11, 1996
(58479) 1996 RJ29 September 11, 1996
(58480) 1996 RJ33 September 15, 1996
(58658) 1997 WY57 November 27, 1997
(58659) 1997 WZ57 November 27, 1997
(65811) 1996 RW30 September 13, 1996
(79444) 1997 UM26 October 26, 1997
(85394) 1996 RT32 September 15, 1996
(85548) 1997 XX13 December 4, 1997
(90866) 1996 RA28 September 10, 1996
(90988) 1997 XS13 December 4, 1997
(100452) 1996 RY27 September 10, 1996
(100624) 1997 TR28 October 6, 1997
(100636) 1997 UY26 October 26, 1997
(100671) 1997 WN57 November 26, 1997
(100672) 1997 WF58 November 30, 1997

The Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey (UDTS) is an effort to study the movements and locations of asteroids near Jupiter, specifically those in orbits similar to that of Jupiter (in the Jovian Lagrangian cloud), and those that Jupiter blocks from the Earth. Don't confused it with the Uppsala-DLR Asteroid Survey (UDAS), which started shortly after the UDTS concluded.

This group of 5,800+ asteroids is called the Trojans, because of the naming scheme and each asteroid is named after Greek and Trojan heroes.

The survey was carried out at the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in Sweden, in collaboration with DLR, the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center), by Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Gerhard Hahn, Stefano Mottola, Magnus Lundström and Uri Carsenty.

The ESO Schmidt telescope was used to survey 900 square degrees of the Jovian L4 Lagrangian point during the fall of 1996 to identify the asteroids, and additional positions and magnitude data were detected using the 0.6-m Bochum telescope at La Silla Observatory.

There is some notable controversy over P/1997 T3, one of the objects found in the Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey, namely an asteroid-like object with a comet-like tail. It is thought that this tail is composed of dust, due to its consistent appearance, and the fact that it is pointing towards the Sun, not away from it.

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