(バッターズ) stands for Bisei Asteroid Tracking Telescope for Rapid Survey
. It is a Japanese
project to find asteroids
It is associated with the Japanese Spaceguard Association. Members include Takeshi Urata.
The project has discovered numerous asteroids. It has also discovered the comet C/2001 W2 (BATTERS), later reclassified as periodic (P/2001 W2, or P/BATTERS, P/BATTeRS).