CDS.headStuff2Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
Details on Acronym: ATO
ATO (ATLAS object)= (ATLAS) Write:<<ATO JDDD.dddd+DD.ddddA>> N: about 500000000 Object:Unknown (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature) Note:The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS, http://fallingstar.com) surveys the entire visible sky four times every two days and collects high quality photometry on all objects brighter than m∼19.
We are about to publish light curves of ∼5 million variable stars, submitting data to STScI and Vizier for dissemination.
The variability of most of these stars was not previously recognized.