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airborne spectrophotometry of p/halley from 16 to 30 micronsComet Halley was observed in the 16 to 30 micron region using the Cornell University 7-channel spectrometer (resolution = 0.02) on board the Kuiper Airborne Observatory on 1985 Dec. 14.2. A 30-arcsec aperture (FWHM) was used. Measurements centered on the nuclear condensation micron indicate that if present, the 20 micron silicate feature is very weak, and that a relatively narrow strong feature centered at 28.4 microns possibly exists. However, this feature may be an artifact of incomplete correction for telluric water vapor absorption.
Document ID
19870016494
Document Type
Other
Authors
Herter, T.
(Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Gull, G. E.
(Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Campins, H.
(Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: ESA Proceedings of the 20th ESLAB Symposium on the Exploration of Halley's Comet. Volume 2: Dust and Nucleus
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-12323
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-207
Distribution Limits
Public
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