Solar System Research

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 363–371 | Cite as

The material of the interstellar dust and the surface of asteroids: A comparison of the spectral properties in the 0.3–1.1-μm range

  • D. I. Shestopalov
  • P. N. Shustarev
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Abstract

From the data on bright stars of different spectral and luminosity classes from the 13-color photometry catalog, the selective extinction of light by the interstellar dust has been studied. The stars from the 1000-pc vicinity of the Sun were investigated. In the optical spectral range, the interstellar extinction curves show systematic deviations from the “λ−1” law, which allows one to sort them into three types. The observed curves of the interstellar dust extinction were compared with the theoretical curves calculated from the reflectance spectra of the asteroids under the approximation of the Rayleigh particles. The calculated extinction curves for the surface material of D-type asteroids and the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite agree rather well with the observed curves of the interstellar extinction of the first type.

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96.30.Ys 98.38.Cp 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Shestopalov
    • 1
  • P. N. Shustarev
    • 1
  1. 1.Shemakha Astrophysical ObservatoryAzerbaijan Academy of ScienceShemakhaAzerbaijan

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