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Observations of near-Earth objects with Spitzer

Trilling, David E. and Mommert, Michael and Hora, Joseph L. and Chesley, Steven R. and Emery, Joshua P. and Fazio, Giovanni G. and Harris, Alan and Mueller, Michael and Smith, Howard A. (2016) Observations of near-Earth objects with Spitzer. In: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 48 (7), p. 226. AAS. American Astronomical Society, Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)/EPSC meeting 2016, 16.-21. Okt. 2016, Pasadena, California.

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We are carrying out an Exploration Science Warm Spitzer program entitled NEOSurvey in which we are observing 550 Near Earth Objects in 710 hours of Spitzer time. For each object we use a thermal model to derive diameter and albedo. For each object we also derive a (partial) lightcurve; total elapsed observing times range from 15 minutes to 3.2 hours. This catalog of 500+ NEO lightcurves is a substantial increase over the number of NEO lightcurves presently known. In addition to creating a large catalog of NEO properties, we are also able to study the properties of individual NEOs, including those with low delta V values (i.e., accessible asteroids) and those that might be dead comets. The final observations in this program will be obtained by 30 Sept 2016, so at the DPS meeting we will present a first look at our entire catalog of results. All results are posted at nearearthobjects.nau.edu usually within days of the data being released by the Spitzer Science Center. This work was supported in part by funding from the Spitzer Science Center.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107300/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Title:Observations of near-Earth objects with Spitzer
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Trilling, David E.Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mommert, MichaelNorthern Arizona University, PO Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USAUNSPECIFIED
Hora, Joseph L.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USAUNSPECIFIED
Chesley, Steven R.JPL, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Emery, Joshua P.University of Tenessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USAUNSPECIFIED
Fazio, Giovanni G.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USAUNSPECIFIED
Harris, AlanAlan.Harris (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8548-8268
Mueller, MichaelSRON, 9700 AV Groningen, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Smith, Howard A.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USAUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 226
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:Asteroid, near-Earth object, infrared observations
Event Title:American Astronomical Society, Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)/EPSC meeting 2016
Event Location:Pasadena, California
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-21. Okt. 2016
Organizer:American Astronomical Society - DPS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Planetary Evolution and Life (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Harris, Prof. Alan
Deposited On:03 Nov 2016 08:08
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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