The Inner Coma and Nucleus of Comet Hale–Bopp: Results from a Stellar Occultation

@article{Fernndez1999TheIC,
  title={The Inner Coma and Nucleus of Comet Hale–Bopp: Results from a Stellar Occultation},
  author={Y. Fern{\'a}ndez and D. Wellnitz and M. Buie and E. Dunham and R. L. Millis and R. Nye and J. Stansberry and L. Wasserman and M. A'Hearn and C. Lisse and Meg E. Golden and R. Howell and R. Marcialis and J. Spitale},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={1999},
  volume={140},
  pages={205-220}
}
  • Y. Fernández, D. Wellnitz, +11 authors J. Spitale
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract We discuss the properties of the nucleus and inner coma of Comet Hale–Bopp (C/1995 O1) as derived from observations of its occultation of Star PPM 200723 on 5 October 1996, while the comet was 2.83 AU from the Sun. Compared to previous occultations by active comets, this is possibly the closest to the nucleus one has ever observed. Three chords (lightcurves) through the comet's inner coma were measured, though only one chord has a strong indication of measuring the occultation, and… CONTINUE READING

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