R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1
Abbreviated Journal Title
comets; photometry; spectrophotometry; OUTER SOLAR-SYSTEM; STANDARD STARS; KUIPER-BELT; 2060 CHIRON; NUCLEUS; P/TEMPEL-2; APHELION; OBJECT; ENCKE; Astronomy & Astrophysics
Near-simultaneous R- and J-band photometric measurements of the short-period Comets 2P/Encke and the Deep Impact mission target 9P/Tempel 1 were obtained. The resulting R-J colors are +0.82 +/- 0.08 mag and +1.46 +/- 0.13 mag for Encke and Tempel 1, respectively. Tempel 1's color is redder than the solar R-J color index of +0.76. The Tempel 1 observations directly detected the nucleus while the Encke observations likely suffered from coma contamination. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"R- and J-band photometry of Comets 2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6216.