OPTICAL AND DYNAMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMET-LIKE MAIN-BELT ASTEROID (596) SCHEILA

@article{Hsieh2011OPTICALAD,
  title={OPTICAL AND DYNAMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMET-LIKE MAIN-BELT ASTEROID (596) SCHEILA},
  author={Henry H. Hsieh and Bin Yang and Nader Haghighipour},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={744}
}
We present observations and a dynamical analysis of the comet-like main-belt object, (596) Scheila. V-band photometry obtained on UT 2010 December 12 indicates that Scheila's dust cloud has a scattering cross-section ∼1.4 times larger than that of the nucleus, corresponding to a dust mass of Md ∼ 3 × 107 kg. V−R color measurements indicate that both the nucleus and dust are redder than the Sun, with no significant color differences between the dust cloud's northern and southern plumes. We also… 

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