The effect of using different scale lengths on the production rates of Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Uwe - Fink, M. R. Combi

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The variations in production rates for Comet 46P/Wirtanen for the species H2O and the parents of C2 and CN are examined from the point of view of a variety of commonly used scale lengths. The calculations are carried out as a function of heliocentric distance. It is shown that, by using a common set of scale lengths, the results of various investigators can be brought into acceptable accord. The resulting production rates of H 2O and the parents of C2 and CN versus heliocentric distance are recalculated and plotted versus the heliocentric distance r H. The curves show reasonable agreement with a slope of ∼r H-4. The water production rate near perihelion of 46P/Wirtanen is close to 2 × 1028 mol s-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

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