Evidence for a Color Dependence in the Size Distribution of Main-Belt Asteroids

@article{Wiegert2007EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a Color Dependence in the Size Distribution of Main-Belt Asteroids},
  author={P. Wiegert and D. Balam and Andrea Moss and C. Veillet and M. Connors and I. Shelton},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={133},
  pages={1609-1614}
}
We present the results of a project to detect small (~1 km) main-belt asteroids with the 3.6 m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. We observed in two filters (MegaPrime g' and r') in order to compare the results in each band. Owing to the observational cadence we did not observe the same asteroids through each filter and thus do not have true color information. However, strong differences in the size distributions as seen in the two filters point to a color dependence at these sizes, perhaps to be… Expand

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