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Summary

Illustration of colors of Centaurs.

Graph

  • The position of an object represents the two colour indices
    • horizontal axis V-B, blue color index i.e. the difference in the magnitude of the object observed through a visual (green-yellow) and a blue filter
    • vertical axis R-V, red color index, the difference in the magnitude between red and visual filters
  • color (slightly enhanced) represents the hue of the object; no albedo differences are currently displayed, in spite of the graph's title!
  • the size of a sphere illustrates the object’s size relative to others.
    • for a few large objects, the diameter drawn represents the current estimates (for known albedos)
    • for all the others, the diameter represents the absolute (V) magnitude of the object.
    • for Phoebe, Triton, and Mars (yellow labels), size is not shown to scale.

Data Sources

  • Color indexes from MBOSS base: Hainaut & Delsanti (2002) Color of Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System Astronomy & Astrophysics, 389, 641 [1]

as of Mar. 13th, 2006

  • Magnitudes from MPCORB as of Feb 14th, 2006

Licensing

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  • Centaur (minor planet)

    The Centaurs are a class of icy planetoids named after the mythical race of centaurs. Centaurs...

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