“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - IX. Thermal properties of Kuiper belt objects and Centaurs from combined Herschel and Spitzer observations

@article{Lellouch2013TNOsAC,
  title={“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - IX. Thermal properties of Kuiper belt objects and Centaurs from combined Herschel and Spitzer observations},
  author={Emmanuel Lellouch and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Pedro Lacerda and Michael Mommert and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Thomas M{\"u}ller and Sonia Fornasier and J. Stansberry and Cs. P. Kiss and Esa Vilenius and Michael Mueller and Nuno Peixinho and Roxana Moreno and O. Groussin and Audrey C. Delsanti and Alan W. Harris},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2013},
  volume={557},
  pages={1-19}
}
Aims. The goal of this work is to characterize the ensemble thermal properties of the Centaurs/trans-Neptunian population. Methods. Thermal flux measurements obtained with Herschel/PACS and Spitzer/MIPS provide size, albedo, and beaming factors for 85 objects (13 of which are presented here for the first time) by means of standard radiometric techniques. The measured beaming factors are influenced by the combination of surface roughness and thermal inertia effects. They are interpreted within a… 

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  • Physics, Geology
    Space Science Reviews
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