Optical and infrared colors of transneptunian objects observed with HST

  title={Optical and infrared colors of transneptunian objects observed with HST},
  author={Susan D. Benecchi and Keith S. Noll and Denise Catherine Stephens and William M. Grundy and J. Rawlins},
Abstract We present optical colors of 72 transneptunian objects (TNOs), and infrared colors of 80 TNOs obtained with the WFPC2 and NICMOS instruments, respectively, on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Both optical and infrared colors are available for 32 objects that overlap between the datasets. This dataset adds an especially uniform, consistent and large contribution to the overall sample of colors, particularly in the infrared. The range of our measured colors is consistent with other… Expand
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