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Light Curves and Rotational Properties of the Pristine Cold Classical Kuiper Belt Objects

  • Authors: Audrey Thirouin, and Scott S. Sheppard

2019 The Astronomical Journal 157 228.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 8.

We used our results and the literature to plot the light-curve amplitude versus absolute magnitude distributions of the CC population and of the other TNOs. Different symbols and colors are used to separate the two populations and the partial/full light-curve sample. Two running means using the partial and the full light curves are overplotted, one for the CC population and one for the other TNOs. The other TNOs have a roughly flat distribution across the different size regimes, whereas the CC population is showing an increase of amplitude at small sizes. Some bins only have one or zero object.

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