Davies, J.K. and Green, S. and McBride, N. and Muzzerall, E. and Tholen, D.J. and Whiteley, R.J. and Foster, M.J. and Hillier, J.K. (2000) Visible and infrared photometry of fourteen Kuiper Belt objects. Icarus, 146 (1). pp. 253-262. ISSN 0019-1035.
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We present V-J colors of 14 Kuiper Belt objects using new infrared (J) data combined, in most cases, with simultaneous visible (V) data. We confirm the V-J vs absolute magnitude relation reported by Jewitt and Luu (1998) for the five objects in their data set but demonstrate that the relationship does not hold for a larger sample. Kuiper Belt objects exhibit a wide range of V-J colors, but there is no correlation with heliocentric distance or orbital class. The bimodality seen in BVR colors by Tegler and Romanishin (1998) is not present in optical-infrared colors. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Kuiper Belt objects; photometry; infrared; visible; Centaurs|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Actuarial Science|
|Depositing User:||P. Ogbuji|
|Date Deposited:||28 Mar 2009 22:43|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2009 22:43|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16356 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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