Visible and infrared photometry of fourteen Kuiper Belt objects

Davies, John K. and Green, Simon F. and McBride, Neil and Muzzerall, Erica and Tholen, David J. and Whiteley, Robert J. and Foster, Michael J. and Hillier, Jon K. (2000) Visible and infrared photometry of fourteen Kuiper Belt objects. Icarus, 146 (1). pp. 253-262. ISSN 0019-1035. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: 21 May 2014 10:49
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