The Advanced Stellar Compass is able to, autonomously, detect and identify stars in the field of view. However, other lightsources exists, as galaxies, nebulae, comets and asteroids. Lately, internationally, emphasis has been put on finding and tracking especially asteroids, e.g. near earth objects. The autonomy eanbles ASC to perform this task without any operator intervention for brighter objects. In order to improve this capability for fainter objects this research program has been established.
|Effective start/end date||01/06/1998 → …|