The nucleus of main-belt Comet P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)

@article{Hsieh2014TheNO,
  title={The nucleus of main-belt Comet P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)},
  author={Henry H Hsieh},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2014},
  volume={243},
  pages={16-26}
}
  • Henry H Hsieh
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract We present recent observations of main-belt comet P/2010 R2 (La Sagra) obtained using the Gemini North telescope on five nights in late 2011 and early 2013 during portions of the object’s orbit when dust emission was expected to be minimal or absent. We find that P/La Sagra continues to exhibit a faint dust trail aligned with its orbit plane as late as 2011 December 31, while no activity is observed by the time of our next observations on 2013 March 3, shortly before aphelion. Using… CONTINUE READING

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