R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1

Carl W. Hergenrother, Beatrice E A Mueller, Humberto Campins, N. H. Samarasinha, Donald W Mccarthy

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Abstract

Near-simultaneous R- and J-band photometric measurements of the short-period Comets 2P/Encke and the Deep Impact mission target 9P/ Tempel 1 were obtained. The resulting R-J colors are +0.82 ± 0.08 mag and +1.46 ± 0.13 mag for Encke and Tempel 1, respectively. Tempel 1's color is redder than the solar R-J color index of +0.76. The Tempel 1 observations directly detected the nucleus while the Encke observations likely suffered from coma contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalIcarus
Volume181
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Keywords

  • Comets
  • Photometry
  • Spectrophotometry

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Hergenrother, C. W., Mueller, B. E. A., Campins, H., Samarasinha, N. H., & Mccarthy, D. W. (2006). R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1. Icarus, 181(1), 156-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.09.017

R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1. / Hergenrother, Carl W.; Mueller, Beatrice E A; Campins, Humberto; Samarasinha, N. H.; Mccarthy, Donald W.

In: Icarus, Vol. 181, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 156-161.

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Hergenrother, CW, Mueller, BEA, Campins, H, Samarasinha, NH & Mccarthy, DW 2006, 'R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1', Icarus, vol. 181, no. 1, pp. 156-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.09.017
Hergenrother CW, Mueller BEA, Campins H, Samarasinha NH, Mccarthy DW. R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1. Icarus. 2006 Mar;181(1):156-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.09.017
Hergenrother, Carl W. ; Mueller, Beatrice E A ; Campins, Humberto ; Samarasinha, N. H. ; Mccarthy, Donald W. / R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1. In: Icarus. 2006 ; Vol. 181, No. 1. pp. 156-161.
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