Kvistaberg: Observing programmes
U.D.A.S. is a dedicated programme to search and follow-up asteroids and comets, with special emphasis on Near Earth Objects - NEOs, in cooperation and support of global efforts in NEO-research, initiated by the WGNEO of the IAU, and the Spaceguard Foundation.
It is operated as a joint venture between the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory - UAO, Uppsala, Sweden and the DLR - Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. The current system uses a 2k CCD camera, mounted in the prime focus of the Schmidt telescope, in combination with an automated asteroid detection software package.
On March 21, 2001, the first NEO was discovered, the Amor asteroid 2001 FX9.
Examples of old observing programmes