Split comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)

Emmanuel Jehin*, Hermann Boehnhardt, Zdenek Sekanina, Xavier Bonfils, Oliver Schütz, Jean Luc Beuzit, Malvina Billeres, Gordon J. Garradd, Pierre Leisy, Franck Marchis, Antonio Más, Livia Origlia, Daniel Scarpa, Daniel Thomas, Gian Paolo Tozzi

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Comet C/2001 A2 experienced several spliting events during its 2001 perihelion passage. The first break-up event was observed in March 2001 (IAUC 7616). In this paper we report the first results of our extensive imaging and spectroscopic monitoring campaign with ESO telescopes over several weeks before and after the perihelion passage on May 25 2001.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalEarth, Moon and Planets
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002


  • C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)
  • comets
  • fragmentation


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