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Author Goraya, P. S. ♦ Rautela, B. S. ♦ Sanwal, B. B.
Source Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Comet ♦ Encke
Abstract Scanner observations of the coma of periodic comet Encke (P/Encke) are presented for four nights in March 1984 during its post-perihelion period. The strong emission features of CN and C₂ modecules have been identified and the abundances of CN and C₂ are estimated. The production rates of these molecules have also been derived from their band luminosities. No trace of sodium emission has been found in this comet.
Part of series emp37-53
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article