Model analysis of the dust tail of comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR)
|1Kharchuk, SV, 1Ivanova, OV, 1Korsun, PP, 2Baransky, OR |
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
|Kinemat. fiz. nebesnyh tel (Online) 2015, 31(5):30-36|
|Start Page: Dynamics and Physics of Solar System Bodies|
The results of dynamic modelling of the dust tail formation of comet C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) are presented. A Monte Carlo model developed by Korsun was used to fit the observed tail. The adequacy of the model was defined by the match of the observed and modelled isophotes. As a result of successful simulation we obtained the following physical parameters of comet dust particles that formed the tail: the range of radii (0.7—100 μm), the power index of the radius distribution law (–2.4), velocity range (6—135 m/s), the maximum age of the dust particles (88 days).
|Keywords: comets, dust tail, model analysis|
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