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Colour, albedo and nucleus size of Halley's comet
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/315122a0
Author and Affiliation:
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)
Abstract: Photometry 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.
Publication Date: May 09, 1985
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 85A34682
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 315; 122-124
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGL-12-001-057
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Hawaii Univ.; Honolulu, HI, United States
Planetary Science Inst.; Tucson, AZ, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836), vol. 315, May 9, 1985, p. 122-124.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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