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Paper: First Phase-angle Resolved Polarimetry of a Bare Comet Nucleus: Comet 2P/Encke
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 386
Authors: Bagnulo, S.; Boehnhardt, H.; Kolokolova, L.; Tozzi, G.; Muinonen, K.; Nathues, A.
Abstract: We have obtained broadband imaging and polarimetry of the comet 2P/Encke in the V and R filters with the FORS1 instrument of the ESO VLT, sampling the phase-angle range 4°–28°. The behavior of the linear polarization with the phase angle seems significantly different from that of other minor bodies of the solar system, which probably indicates a significant difference in the surface material properties of the bodies.
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