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Issue
A&A
Volume 400, Number 1, March II 2003
Page(s) 369 - 373
Section The Sun
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20021890


A&A 400, 369-373 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021890

Photometric and spectroscopic observations of (2060) Chiron at the ESO Very Large Telescope

J. Romon-Martin1, C. Delahodde2, M. A. Barucci1, C. de Bergh1 and N. Peixinho1, 3

1  Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France
2  Institut d'Astrophysique de Marseille, France
3  Centro de Astronomia e Astrofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

(Received 7 June 2002 / Accepted 9 December 2002 )

Abstract
Photometric and spectroscopic observations of Centaur Chiron have been obtained at the ESO/Very Large Telescope (VLT), both in optical and near-infrared spectral ranges, on 12-14 June 2001. Photometric optical data reveal that Chiron had reached a high activity level at that time. No absorption feature could be seen on the spectra; especially, no water ice could be detected.


Key words: comets: individual: Chiron -- minor planets, asteroids -- techniques: spectroscopic, photometric

Offprint request: J. Romon-Martin, jennifer.romon@obspm.fr




© ESO 2003

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