DISCOVERY OF MAIN-BELT COMET P/2006 VW139 BY Pan-STARRS1

@article{Hsieh2012DISCOVERYOM,
  title={DISCOVERY OF MAIN-BELT COMET P/2006 VW139 BY Pan-STARRS1},
  author={Henry H. Hsieh and Bin Yang and Nader Haghighipour and Heather M. Kaluna and Alan Fitzsimmons and Larry Denneau and Bojan Novakovi{\'c} and Robert Jedicke and Richard J. Wainscoat and James D. Armstrong and Samuel R. Duddy and S C Lowry and Chadwick A. Trujillo and Marco Micheli and Jacqueline V. Keane and Laurie Urban and T. E. Riesen and Karen J. Meech and Shinsuke Abe and Yu-Chi Cheng and Wen-Ping Chen and Mikael Granvik and Tommy Grav and Wing-H. Ip and Daisuke Kinoshita and Jan T. Kleyna and Pedro Lacerda and Tim A. Lister and Andrea Milani and David J. Tholen and P{\'e}ter Veres and Carey M. Lisse and Michael S. P. Kelley and Yanga R. Fern{\'a}ndez and Bhuwan C. Bhatt and Devendra K. Sahu and Nicholas Kaiser and K. C. Chambers and Klaus W. Hodapp and Eugene. A. Magnier and Paul A. Price and John L. Tonry},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={748}
}
The main-belt asteroid (300163) 2006 VW139 (later designated P/2006 VW139) was discovered to exhibit comet-like activity by the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) survey telescope using automated point-spread-function analyses performed by PS1's Moving Object Processing System. Deep follow-up observations show both a short (∼10″) antisolar dust tail and a longer (∼60″) dust trail aligned with the object's orbit plane, similar to the morphology observed for another main-belt comet (MBC), P/2010 R2 (La Sagra… 

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