Photometric study of Centaurs 10199 Chariklo (1997 CU26) and 1999 UG5

N. Peixinho, P. Lacerda, J. L. Ortiz, A. Doressoundiram, M. Roos-Serote, P. J. Gutiérrez

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Abstract

We present the results of visible broad band photometry of two Centaurs, 10199 Chariklo (1997 CU26) and 1999 UG55, colours were found to be very red: B-V = 0.88 +/- 0.18, V-R = 0.60 +/- 0.08 and R-I = 0.72 +/- 0.13. These results place this object in the group of the reddest known bodies in the Solar System. HR and HV are found to be 10.06 +/- 0.09 and 10.61 +/- 0.07 respectively, and its diameter is estimated to be on the order of 47 +/- 2 km.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-759
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MINOR BODIES
  • CENTAURS
  • PHOTOMETRY
  • ROTATION
  • COLOURS

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    Peixinho, N., Lacerda, P., Ortiz, J. L., Doressoundiram, A., Roos-Serote, M., & Gutiérrez, P. J. (2001). Photometric study of Centaurs 10199 Chariklo (1997 CU26) and 1999 UG5. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 371, 753-759. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20010382