Intermittent Dust Mass Loss from Activated Asteroid P/2013 P5 (PANSTARRS)

  title={Intermittent Dust Mass Loss from Activated Asteroid P/2013 P5 (PANSTARRS)},
  author={F. Moreno and J. Licandro and C. 'Alvarez-Iglesias and A. Cabrera-Lavers and F. Pozuelos},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present observations and models of the dust environment of activated asteroid P/2013 P5 (PANSTARRS). The object displayed a complex morphology during the observations, with the presence of multiple tails. We combined our own observations, all made with instrumentation attached to the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias on La Palma, with previously published Hubble Space Telescope images to build a model aimed at fitting all the observations. Altogether, the data cover a full three month period… Expand

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