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Search for asteroids in S-PLUS using THOR

Grant number: 21/11345-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): June 15, 2022
Effective date (End): December 14, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Solar System Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Grantee:Fábio Rafael Herpich
Supervisor: Mario Juric
Host Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Washington, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:18/21661-9 - Cataloguing Variable Sources and IFU-like Science with Multiband Surveys., BP.PD

Abstract

Several new instruments have been or are being built with the main goal of identifying potentially hazardous inner solar bodies. The main examples are Pan-STARRS and LSST - the latter will enhance the number of known small bodies by at least one order of magnitude. S-PLUS, the first Brazilian-led survey of the southern sky, in 12 bands, funded mostly by FAPESP, can also give an effective contribution in this direction. The number of Solar System small body discoveries is set to grow significantly with the analysis of S-PLUS data. Only in the first data release of the survey, DR1, with 336 square degrees, given preliminary analysis, we estimate the detection of 10000 asteroids. This project aims to fund a 6-month BEPE of the pos-doc Fabio Herpich at the U. of Washington, in Seattle, to work with Dr. Mario Juric, the Project Scientist for Data Management of the LSST project, to apply the same code that was written for detection of minor bodies of the Solar System in LSST onto the S-PLUS data. Fabio Herpich was hired in the S-PLUS project specifically to deal with time-domain science. His main project is to detect and characterize variable stars - in line with the proposed project, of detecting and characterizing asteroids. (AU)

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