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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.
Almeida, Amaury A. de
Andrievsky, Serhii M.
Андрієвський, Сергій Михайлович
Андриевский, Сергей Михайлович
|Citation:||Planetary and Space Science|
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
|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.|
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