Oct 9 – 12, 2018
Royal Observatory of Belgium
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Solar system studies with the Indo-Belgian Telescopes

Oct 10, 2018, 9:50 AM
40m
Meridian Room (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

Meridian Room

Royal Observatory of Belgium

Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Invited Review 2.1. Data & Science with the Indo-Belgian telescopes 2. Data & Science with the Indo-Belgian telescopes

Speaker

Dr Shashikiran Ganesh (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India)

Description

Access to 2 and 4m class telescopes and sophisticated instrumentation are one of the key points of the BINA collaboration. It is expected that like other fields, the field of solar system astronomy would also greatly benefit from observations carried out with these telescopes. In this review talk I will be highlighting some of the work carried out on similar telescopes elsewhere and the gap areas that could be filled with the use of instruments that are now becoming available on the telescopes available to the BINA collaboration. It is expected that our understanding of the solar system bodies, particularly the minor bodies and other smaller objects, would be greatly enhanced in terms of statistics as well as detailed characterization of individual ones. It is also important to have a full characterization and understanding of the potentially hazardous asteroids in the vicinity of the Earth's orbit. They are generally fainter than 18th magnitude and not easily observable with the smaller telescopes. This talk will summarize the current status of the field and discuss possible science cases with the new facilities.

Primary author

Dr Shashikiran Ganesh (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India)

Co-authors

Prof. Kiran Baliyan (Physical Research Laboratory) Mr Kumar Venkataramani (Physical Research Laboratory)

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