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On the dust of tailless Oort-cloud comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar)

@inproceedings{Kwon2022OnTD,
  title={On the dust of tailless Oort-cloud comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar)},
  author={Yuna G Kwon and Joseph R. Masiero and Johannes Markkanen},
  year={2022}
}
We report our new analysis of Oort-cloud comet C / 2020 T2 (Palomar) (T2) observed at 2.06 au from the Sun (phase angle of 28. ◦ 5) about two weeks before perihelion. T2 lacks a significant dust tail in scattered light, showing a strong central condensation of the coma throughout the apparition, reminiscent of so-called Manx comets. Its spectral slope of polarized light increases and decreases in the J (1.25 µ m) and H (1.65 µ m) bands, respectively, resulting in an overall negative (blue) slope… 

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