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NEO Characterization Science Case For a Low Resolution Spectrograph

@article{Trueblood2010NEOCS,
  title={NEO Characterization Science Case For a Low Resolution Spectrograph},
  author={Mark Trueblood and Larry Allen Lebofsky and Robert W. Crawford},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and dead comets comprise the vast majority of the population of Near Earth Objects (NEOs) detected to date. Less is known of their physical properties than of the much larger population of main-belt asteroids. Due to the faintness and short duration of visibility of NEOs, many characterization studies use broadband filters in 3 to 8 colors for taxonomic classification and to study surface chemical composition. A spectrograph with low spectral resolution R~30 used in… Expand

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