Exploring the nature of new main-belt comets with the 10.4 m GTC telescope: (300163) 2006 VW139

@article{Licandro2013ExploringTN,
  title={Exploring the nature of new main-belt comets with the 10.4 m GTC telescope: (300163) 2006 VW139},
  author={J Licandro and Francesc Moreno and Julia de Le'on and Gian Paolo Tozzi and Luisa M. Lara and Antonio Cabrera-Lavers},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2013},
  volume={550}
}
  • J Licandro, Francesc Moreno, +3 authors Antonio Cabrera-Lavers
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aims. We aim to study the dust ejected by main-belt comet (MBC) (300163) 2006 VW139 to obtain information on the ejection mechanism and the spectral properties of the object. This will help to see if they are compatible with those of “normal” comets. Methods. Broad-band images in the g and r band as well as a low-resolution spectrum in the 0.35–0.9 μm region were obtained with the GTC telescope (Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Spain). Images were analyzed to produce a color map… CONTINUE READING