Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1993e)

  title={Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1993e)},
  author={H. Weaver and P. Feldman and M. A'Hearn and C. Arpigny and R. A. Brown and E. Helin and D. Levy and B. Marsden and K. Meech and S. Larson and K. Noll and J. Scotti and Z. Sekanina and C. Shoemaker and E. Shoemaker and T. E. Smith and A. Storrs and D. Yeomans and B. Zellner},
  pages={787 - 791}
  • H. Weaver, P. Feldman, +16 authors B. Zellner
  • Published 1994
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • The Hubble Space Telescope observed the fragmented comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1993e) (P indicates that it is a periodic comet) on 1 July 1993. Approximately 20 individual nuclei and their comae were observed in images taken with the Planetary Camera. After subtraction of the comae light, the 11 brightest nuclei have magnitudes between ∼23.7 and 24.8. Assuming that the geometric albedo is 0.04, these magnitudes imply that the nuclear diameters are in the range ∼2.5 to 4.3 kilometers. If the… CONTINUE READING
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