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A Model of the Cometary Dust Trails Detected by IRAS

  • M. Fulle
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 165)

Abstract

Dust tail analysis has provided detailed information on the loss mass and number rates, the ejection velocities and the size distribution of the meteoroids ejected by comets P/Encke and P/D’Arrest along their orbits (Fulle, 1989b). In this paper we consider these results to model the dust trail detected by IRAS along the orbit of comet P/Encke (Sykes, 1988) and to show preliminary results about the dependence of the trail shape on the number of revolutions of the meteoroids.

Keywords

Solar Radiation Pressure Ejection Velocity Cometary Dust Radiation Pressure Force Short Period Comet 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fulle
    • 1
  1. 1.Osservatorio AstronomicoTriesteItaly

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