Split Active Asteroid P/2016 J1 (PANSTARRS)

@article{Hui2017SplitAA,
  title={Split Active Asteroid P/2016 J1 (PANSTARRS)},
  author={M. Hui and D. Jewitt and Xinnan Du},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={153},
  pages={141}
}
We present a photometric and astrometric study of the split active asteroid P/2016 J1 (PANSTARRS). The two components (hereafter J1-A and J1-B) separated either ~1500 days (2012 May to June) or 2300 days (2010 April) prior to the current epoch, with a separation speed V sep = 0.70 ± 0.02 m s−1 for the former scenario and 0.83 ± 0.06 m s−1 for the latter. Keck photometry reveals that the two fragments have similar, Sun-like colors that are comparable to the colors of primitive C- and G-type… Expand

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