Optical Polarimetry of Small Solar System Bodies: From Asteroids to Debris Disks

  • Irina BelskayaEmail author
  • Alberto Cellino
  • Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd
  • Stefano Bagnulo
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 460)


We present a review on polarimetric properties of small Solar system bodies. The main results of polarimetric investigations of asteroids, comets, transneptunian objects and Centaurs are discussed focusing on recent findings. We also discuss the polarimetric observations of dust clouds in our Solar system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irina Belskaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alberto Cellino
    • 2
  • Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd
    • 3
  • Stefano Bagnulo
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyV.N. Karazin Kharkiv National UniversityKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di TorinoPino TorineseItaly
  3. 3.LATMOSSorbonne Université, IPSL-CNRS, UVSQParisFrance
  4. 4.Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumCollege Hill, ArmaghUK

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