NICS-TNG infrared spectroscopy of trans-neptunian objects 2000 EB173 and 2000 WR106

  title={NICS-TNG infrared spectroscopy of trans-neptunian objects 2000 EB173 and 2000 WR106},
  author={Javier Licandro and Esther Oliva and Mario di Martino},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We report complete near-infrared (0.9-2.4 μ m) spectral observations of trans-neptunian objects (TNOs) 2000 EB173 and 2000 WR106 collected using the new Near Infrared Camera Spectrometer (NICS) attached to the 3.56 m Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG). Both spectra are very red and with a quite strong and broad drop extending throughout the K band. However, while 2000 EB173 does not show any evidence of narrow absorption features, the spectrum of 2000 WR106 has quite deep water ice absorption… 

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