The CFEPS Project

Started in mid 2003, the CFEPS project has surveyed approximately 400 square degreesof sky lying within a few degrees of the ecliptic.

CFEPS Sky Coverage
Ecliptic Survey Sky Coverage

This survey resulted in approximately 200 KBOs being discovered. More significantly, through the investment of hundreds of hours of follow-up resources (approximately 5-times those used in the discovery phase of the survey) resulted in the determination of high-precision orbits for approximately 80% of the KBOs in the characterized CFEPS sample. These reliable obits are essential to the scientific exploitation of the CFEPS KBO orbit sample statistics.