Possible ring material around centaur (2060) Chiron

  title={Possible ring material around centaur (2060) Chiron},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Noem{\'i} Pinilla-Alonso and Alvaro Alvarez-Candal and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Nicol{\'a}s Morales and Estela Fern'andez-Valenzuela and Javier Licandro and Adriano Campo Bagat{\'i}n and Audrey Thirouin},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
We propose that several short duration events observed in past stellar occultations by Chiron were produced by rings material. From a reanalysis of the stellar occultation data in the literature we determined two possible orientations of the pole of Chiron's rings, with ecliptic coordinates l=(352+/-10) deg, b=(37+/-10) deg or l=(144+/-10) deg, b=(24+/-10) deg . The mean radius of the rings is (324 +/- 10) km. One can use the rotational lightcurve amplitude of Chiron at different epochs to… Expand
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