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Dust emission structure in comets with type II tails

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Short exposure plates of Comet Arend-Roland (1956h) are examined and compared with similar photographs of Comet Bennett (1969i), Comet Halley (1910 II) and Comet Mrkos (1957d). It is found that the emission structure of the dust near the nucleus in the first comet is different from that in the others, although in all cases we have the formation of parabolic envelopes. Close resemblances with configurations described by Wurm and Mammano (1972) have been found for Comet Halley and Comet Mrkos.

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Benvenuti, P. Dust emission structure in comets with type II tails. Astrophys Space Sci 27, 203–209 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00641598

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