DEEP: Discovering Thousands of Ultra-Faint Kuiper Belt Objects

Oct. 21, 2022, noon - 1 p.m.

Presented By:
Kevin Napier
University of Michigan &

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DEEP is a Kuiper Belt survey that uses digital tracking to reach depths much fainter than the single-exposure limit. In this talk I will present results from 3 years of DEEP data, yielding 2305 single-epoch detections. I use these detections to compute the absolute magnitude distribution of the Cold Classical population, and discuss the implications for the streaming instability model of planetesimal formation.