Spectroscopy of asteroids in unusual orbitsMedium-resolution spectroscopy of a collection of nonmain-belt asteroids has been obtained in order to search for possible cometlike spectral features. The asteroids include nine earth approachers, two Trojans, and the unusual object 2060 Chiron. All spectra were obtained and reduced in the same manner as comet data in the McDonald Observatory Faint Comet Survey. No indication of cometary activity was found in any of the asteroids observed.
Cochran, W. D. (McDonald Observatory Austin, TX, United States)
Cochran, A. L. (McDonald Observatory Austin, TX, United States)
Barker, E. S. (McDonald Observatory; Texas, University Austin, United States)