Catalina Sky Survey
The Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) bundle contains image data, ancillary data, and documentation generated by the survey. CSS has used multiple telescopes in Arizona and Australia to discover and follow-up Near Earth Objects (NEOs). NEOs are asteroids and comets that can approach the Earth. The survey continues to be conducted using telescopes and cameras on Mount Lemmon and Mount Bigelow in the Santa Catalina Mountains of the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, Arizona.
CSS data are delivered nightly into the PDS archive starting with the night of Jan. 20, 2022. Earlier data will also be delivered into the archive on an irregular schedule.
Coming Soon: Search for objects in the CSS archive using CATCH
View the PDS Catalina Sky Survey holdings in the CSS Database Viewer
Release date: Jan. 31, 2022
Data Set Info
|urn:nasa:pds:gbo.ast.catalina.survey::1.0||Browse the CSS Archive|
Use the following citation to reference this data set:
"Seaman, R.S., Christensen, E.J., Gibbs, A., Shelly, F.C., and Larson, S., Catalina Sky Survey Bundle V1.0, urn:nasa:pds:gbo.ast.catalina.survey::1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 10.26033/80fq-dn90, 2022."
Essential documents for the CSS archive: