CAUTION: The Known Solar System Object Possible Associations List is not a reliable list of solar system object detections by WISE. Use the NEOWISE Moving Object Tracklets, available from the IAU Minor Planet Center, for a the most reliable, well-vetted database of WISE solar system object detections. See section II.4.e of the Explanatory Supplement to the WISE All-Sky Data Release Products for instructions on how to access the NEOWISE Tracklets.
The purpose of the Known Solar System Object Possible Association List is to advise users if an asteroid, comet, planet or planetary satellite, known at the time of WISE pipeline data processing, may have been in the field-of-view of individual WISE exposures, and if a Single-exposure Source Database entry may be confused with or contaminated by a foreground solar system object. The possible associations listed in the majority of cases may be chance alignments with background inertial sources, or spurious detections of instrumental transients, cosmic rays or image artifacts from bright sources.
Last update: 2012 March 9