WISE/NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS OF THE JOVIAN TROJAN POPULATION: TAXONOMY

@article{Grav2012WISENEOWISEOO,
  title={WISE/NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS OF THE JOVIAN TROJAN POPULATION: TAXONOMY},
  author={T. Grav and Amy K. Mainzer and James M. Bauer and Joseph R. Masiero and C. R. Nugent},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={759},
  pages={49}
}
We present updated/new thermal model fits for 478 Jovian Trojan asteroids observed with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Using the fact that the two shortest bands used by WISE, centered on 3.4 and 4.6 μm, are dominated by reflected light, we derive albedos of a significant fraction of these objects in these bands. While the visible albedos of both the C-, P-, and D-type asteroids are strikingly similar, the WISE data reveal that the albedo at 3.4 μm is different between C-/P… Expand

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