NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Colour, albedo and nucleus size of Halley's cometPhotometry of Halley's comet in the B, J, V, and K broadband filters during a time when the coma was very weak and presumed to contribute negligibly to the broadband photometry is reported. The V-J and J-K colors suggest that the color of the nucleus of Halley's comet is similar to that of the D-type asteroids, which in turn suggests that the surface of the nucleus has an albedo less than 0.1.
Document ID
19850052531
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Cruikshank, D. P. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Tholen, D. J. (Hawaii, University Honolulu, HI, United States)
Hartmann, W. K. (Science Applications, Inc. Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 9, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 315
ISSN: 0028-0836
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-12-001-057
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other