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Survey of Comet Lightcurves

Status: ARCHIVED

Abstract: This is a dataset that compiles the data from various papers, which reported observations of brightness changes in comets that allowed to produce the comet lightcurves. Specifically, the data were based on the references in the paper by Samarasinha et al. (2004), i.e. they are those lightcurves, which were used to find out the rotational properties of the comet nuclei (periods, rotation vector coordinates, spin mode, etc.) reported by Samarasinha et al. (2004).

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Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Melville, K., Ed., Survey of Comet Lightcurves V1.0. EAR-C-COMPIL-5-LIGHTCURVES-V1.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2008."

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