Low-resolution maps of comet P/Halley in principal atomic and molecular species

  • M.  R. Kidger
  • J. A. Acosta
  • F. Garzén
  • M. Prieto
  • R. Gómez
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Summary

We present maps of a 3′×2′ region of the inner coma of comet P/Halley, at 10″ resolution, in CN (3883 Å); C2 (5100 Å); C3 (4040 Å); CN (4216 Å); NH2 (6107 Å); [O i] (6300 Å) and CH (4322 Å). The maps were prepared from multi-position absolute spectrophotometry of comet Halley, with 3.6 Å resolution, in the wavelength range 3700–7598 Å, using the 2.5-m “Isaac Newton Telescope” in La Palma, Spain. This data represents a sub-set of a larger database of mapping at a range of heliocentric distances.

Key words

comet spectrophotometry observational methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.  R. Kidger
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. A. Acosta
    • 1
    • 3
  • F. Garzén
    • 1
  • M. Prieto
    • 1
  • R. Gómez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasUniversidad de La LagunaTenerifeSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsQueen Mary CollegeLondonUK
  3. 3.SISSATriesteItaly

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