Discovery of Main-Belt Comet P/2006 VW139 by Pan-STARRS1

H. H. Hsieh, B. Yang, N. Haghighipour, H. M. Kaluna, A. Fitzsimmons, L. Denneau, B. Novakovic, R. Jedicke, R. J. Wainscoat, J. D. Armstrong, S. R. Duddy, S. C. Lowry, C. A. Trujillo, M. Micheli, J. V. Keane, L. Urban, T. Riesen, K. J. Meech, S. Abe, Y. C. ChengW. P. Chen, M. Granvik, T. Grav, W. H. Ip, D. Kinoshita, J. Kleyna, P. Lacerda, T. Lister, A. Milani, D. J. Tholen, P. Veres, C. M. Lisse, M. S. Kelley, Y. R. Fernandez, B. C. Bhatt, D. K. Sahu, N. Kaiser, K. C. Chambers, K. W. Hodapp, E. A. Magnier, P. A. Price, J. L. Tonry

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Abstract

We describe the discovery of comet-like activity in main-belt asteroid (300163) 2006 VW139 (later re-designated as Comet P/2006 VW139) by Pan-STARRS1. We also detail follow-up photometric, spectroscopic, and dynamical analyses of the object.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6313
JournalAsteroids, Comets, Meteors 2012, Proceedings of the conference held May 16-20, 2012 in Niigata, Japan. LPI Contribution No. 1667, id.6313
Volume1667
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2012

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