Location

Schewel Hall Room 232

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 3:15 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 3:30 PM

Abstract

We present the current spectroscopic results of observations of Near-Earth Objects from a recently begun, NASA-funded program using the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) 3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory (APO). Spectroscopy is performed using the Dual-Image Spectrograph (DIS). The results will create a data set to further the understanding of the evolution and dynamics of smaller Near Earth asteroids, a population which has not been studied as extensively as larger Solar System bodies. The results presented here focus on the spectroscopic analysis of these objects. By determining the surface composition of near-Earth objects this analysis can begin to place constraints into the origin of these objects. By the project''s conclusion we expect to provide positional astrometry on several thousand NEOs, along with spectra of around 150 objects.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Michael R. Solontoi

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Apr 6th, 3:15 PM Apr 6th, 3:30 PM

Research into Small Near-Earth Asteroids Spectroscopy(ongoing)

Schewel Hall Room 232

We present the current spectroscopic results of observations of Near-Earth Objects from a recently begun, NASA-funded program using the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) 3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory (APO). Spectroscopy is performed using the Dual-Image Spectrograph (DIS). The results will create a data set to further the understanding of the evolution and dynamics of smaller Near Earth asteroids, a population which has not been studied as extensively as larger Solar System bodies. The results presented here focus on the spectroscopic analysis of these objects. By determining the surface composition of near-Earth objects this analysis can begin to place constraints into the origin of these objects. By the project''s conclusion we expect to provide positional astrometry on several thousand NEOs, along with spectra of around 150 objects.

http://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Presentations/11