Connecting the dots in a transient survey: using CRTS to find slow moving
objects in the solar system

The Catalina Sky Survey searches for fast-moving asteroids over a large
fraction of the visible sky. Each of the two telescopes used for the survey
covers a few square degrees of sky at a time and repeats imaging of single
fields ~4 times in ~1 hour. Fields are revisited several to dozens of times
over an observing season. The high repeat cadence of this survey has allowed
the creation of the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey to detect new
transients in the fields in real time. Some of these transients will be solar
system objects moving too slowly to have been detected by in the Catalina Sky
Survey. The solar system objects will appear as transients multiple times in
different locations acr minutes to degrees apart. We have developed techniques
to take the entire data base of a few billion detections, pass combinations
through a Keplerian filter, and find real objects. All known bright Kuiper
belt objects are found. In addition, any bright Kuiper belt object in the sky
left to be discovered will be found in this survey.