# DETECTION OF PARENT H2O AND CO2 MOLECULES IN THE 2.5–5 μm SPECTRUM OF COMET C/2007 N3 (LULIN) OBSERVED WITH AKARI

@article{Ootsubo2010DETECTIONOP,
title={DETECTION OF PARENT H2O AND CO2 MOLECULES IN THE 2.5–5 $\mu$m SPECTRUM OF COMET C/2007 N3 (LULIN) OBSERVED WITH AKARI},
author={Takafumi Ootsubo and Fumihiko Usui and Hideyo Kawakita and Masateru Ishiguro and Reiko Furusho and Sunao Hasegawa and Munetaka Ueno and Jun-ichi Watanabe and Tomohiko Sekiguchi and Takehiko Wada and Youichi Ohyama and Shinki Oyabu and Hideo Matsuhara and Takashi Onaka and Takao Nakagawa and Hiroshi Murakami},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2010},
volume={717}
}
Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) was observed with the Japanese infrared satellite AKARI in the near-infrared at a post-perihelion heliocentric distance of 1.7 AU. Observations were performed with the spectroscopic (2.5-5.0 μm) and imaging (2.4, 3.2, and 4.1 μm) modes on 2009 March 30 and 31 UT, respectively. AKARI images of the comet exhibit a sunward crescent-like shape coma and a dust tail extended toward the anti-solar direction. The 4.1 μm image (CO/CO2 and dust grains) shows a distribution… Expand

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