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Title: Photometric and spectroscopic analysis of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 activity
Authors: Ivanova, Oleksandra V.
Luk'yanyk, Igor V.
Kiselev, Nikolay N.
Afanasiev, Viktor L.
Picazzio, Enos
Cavichia, Oscar
Almeida, Amaury A. de
Andrievsky, Serhii M.
Андрієвський, Сергій Михайлович
Андриевский, Сергей Михайлович
Citation: Planetary and Space Science
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Keywords: Comets
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
Photometry
Spectroscopy
Series/Report no.: ;Vol. 121
Abstract: We carried out photometric and spectroscopic observations of comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at the 6-m BTA telescope (SAO RAS, Russia) and the 1.6-m telescope of the National Laboratory for Astrophysics (LNA, Brazil) on February 20, 2012, and on May 31, 2011, respectively. The spectra revealed the presence of CO+ and N2+ emissions in the cometary coma at a distance of 5.25 AU from the Sun. The ratio [N2+]/[CO+] within the projected slit is 0.013. The images obtained through BVR filters showed a bright, dust coma, indicating a high level of activity. We estimated a colour index and a colour excess for the comet. The parameter Afρ, which is used as an indicator of a cometary activity, was measured to be 2584±50 cm in the reference optical aperture of ρ=104 km. The dust production constituted 33 kg/s and 9.3·103 kg/s, it was obtained using different methods. We also investigated the morphology of the comet using image enhancement techniques and found two jets in the coma.
URI: http://dspace.onu.edu.ua:8080/handle/123456789/11069
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