Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelength

Proceedings of the ESO/VUB Conference held in Brussels, Belgium, 7-10 August 2006

  • H.U. Käufl
  • C. Sterken
Conference proceedings

Part of the Eso Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. The Deep Impact Event

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R.J. Barber, S. Miller, T. S. Stallard, J. Tennyson
      Pages 3-10
    3. W. M. Jackson, A. Cochran
      Pages 11-24
    4. C. Sterken, Y. Bouzid, T. Tuvikene, N. Shafi, P. Okouma, E. Carillo et al.
      Pages 25-28
    5. M. Küppers, H. U. Keller, S. Fornasier, P. J. Gutiérrez, S. F. Hviid, L. Jorda et al.
      Pages 29-39
    6. I. M. Coulson, H. M. Butner, G. Moriarty-Schieven, L. M. Woodney, S. B. Charnley, S. D. Rodgers et al.
      Pages 69-72
    7. V. S. Filonenko, K. I. Churyumov
      Pages 73-77
    8. P. A. Jones, J. M. Sarkissian, M. G. Burton, M. A. Voronkov, M. D. Filipović
      Pages 83-86
    9. A. Quijano Vodniza, C. Córdoba Barahona, A. J. Quijano Vodniza, J. Perenguez López, M. Rojas Pereira
      Pages 87-89
    10. K. J. Meech, J. Pittichová, A. Delsanti
      Pages 91-111
  3. The Cometary Dust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. D. E. Harker, C. E. Woodward, D. H. Wooden
      Pages 115-120
    3. R. Schulz, J. A. Stüwe, C. Erd, D. Martin, H. Smit
      Pages 121-124
    4. M. S. Kelley, W. T. Reach, C. E. Woodward
      Pages 125-130
    5. T. Ootsubo, S. Sugita, J. Watanabe, M. Honda, H. Kawakita, T. Kadono et al.
      Pages 131-136
    6. M. Rengel, M. Küppers, H. U. Keller, P. Gutiérrez
      Pages 137-142
    7. T. Kadono, S. Sugita, S. Sako, T. Ootsubo, H. Kawakita, M. Honda et al.
      Pages 143-146
    8. H. Boehnhardt, N. Ageorges, S. Bagnulo, L. Barrera, T. Bonev, O. Hainaut et al.
      Pages 147-154
    9. D. M. Harrington, K. J. Meech, L. Kolokolova, J. R. Kuhn, K. Whitman
      Pages 155-160
    10. A. Li
      Pages 161-175
    11. T. Bonev, N. Ageorges, S. Bagnulo, L. Barrera, H. Böhnhardt, O. Hainaut et al.
      Pages 177-184
    12. H. U. Käufl, I. Saviane, V. Ivanov, T. Bonev, H. Boehnhardt
      Pages 185-187
  4. The Cometary Nucleus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. K. I. Churyumov, V. G. Kruchynenko, L. S. Chubko
      Pages 191-196
    3. L. S. Chubko, K. I. Churyumov, V. L. Afanasiev, I. V. Lukyanyk, V. V. Kleshchonok
      Pages 197-200
  5. The Cometary Gas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. K. W. Hodapp, G. Aldering, K. J. Meech, A. Cochran
      Pages 215-220
    3. F. Bensch, G. J. Melnick, D. A. Neufeld, M. Harwit, R. L. Snell, B. M. Patten et al.
      Pages 221-226
    4. N. Biver, D. Bockel’ee-Morvan, J. Boissier, J. Crovisier, P. Colom, A. Lecacheux et al.
      Pages 233-241
    5. J. Crovisier, N. Biver, D. Bockelée-Morvan, J. Boissier, P. Colom, A. Lecacheux et al.
      Pages 243-248
    6. M. A. DiSanti, GL. Villanueva, B.P Bonev, K Magee-Sauer, J. E. Lyke, M.J Mumma
      Pages 251-263
    7. T. L. Farnham, D. D. Wellnitz, D. L. Hampton, J.-Y. Li, J. M. Sunshine, O. Groussin et al.
      Pages 265-270
    8. M. Weiler, H. Rauer, C. Sterken, J. Knollenberg, E. Jehin, E. Pompei et al.
      Pages 271-275
    9. G. P. Tozzi, F. Palagi, C. Codella, S. Poppi, J. Crovisier
      Pages 277-282
  6. Cometary Plasma, Cometary Space Missions, and the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. J. Biele, S. Ulamec, L. Richter, E. Kührt, J. Knollenberg, D. Möhlmann et al.
      Pages 285-300
    3. S. N. Delanoye, J. De Keyser
      Pages 301-305
    4. T. R. Mitchell, W. F. Welsh, P. B. Etzel
      Pages 307-309
    5. J. Pittichová, Y. Fernández, K. J. Meech
      Pages 317-322
    6. Y. Mori, T. Sekiguchi, S. Sugita, N. Matsunaga, H. Fukushi, N. Kaneyasu et al.
      Pages 323-328
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-331

About these proceedings


In the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all major ground-based observatories in a wavelength band from cm-wave radio astronomy to x-rays.

This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers - across the electromagnetic spectrum and from different sites and projects - to make full use of the massive ground-based observing data set. The coherent presentation of all data sets illustrates and examines the various observational constraints on modelling the cometary nucleus, cometary gas, cometary plasma, cometary dust, and the comet's surface and its activity.


NASA Deep Impact space mission astronomy comet 9P/Tempel1 cometary activity cometary dust cometary gas cometary nucleus cometary plasma cometary surface multi-wavelength observation

Editors and affiliations

  • H.U. Käufl
    • 1
  • C. Sterken
    • 2
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGermany
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit Brussel Astronomy GroupBelgium

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