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DART Las Cumbres Observatory Network (LCOGT) Sinistro Imager Calibrated Data Collection


Abstract: We obtained images of the NEO (65803) Didymos binary asteroid and supporting calibration data with the Las Cumbres Observatory global telescope network through several filters. These images were obtained in support of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. The DART mission was a planetary defense mission designed to test and measure the deflection caused by a kinetic impactor (the spacecraft) on the orbit of Dimorphos asteroid around its primary, Didymos. These ground-based observations were used to obtain light curves of Didymos and time the mutual events of Dimorphos to determine the period change caused by the impact of the DART spacecraft. This collection consists of the Las Cumbres Observatory calibrated images and the supporting calibration frames: master bias and dark frames and the master flat field images.

urn:nasa:pds:dart_teleobs:data_lcogtcal::1.0 [Overview] Liens MD5 Checksums Browse (524.6 GB) Download (524.5 GB in 48 files)

PDS citation information for this PDS4 collection: "Lister, T., DART Las Cumbres Observatory Network (LCOGT) Sinistro Imager Calibrated Data Collection, urn:nasa:pds:dart_teleobs:data_lcogtcal::1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2023."

DOI: 10.26007/cned-dh53

This PDS4 collection is a part of the following PDS4 bundle:

urn:nasa:pds:dart_teleobs DART Telescopic Observation Archive v2.0 Browse

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