36th DPS Meeting, 8-12 November 2004
Session 43 Spitzer
Special Session, Friday, November 12, 2004, 10:30am-12:00noon, Lewis

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[43.04] Infrared observations of comets with the Spitzer Space Telescope

W.T. Reach (SSC/Caltech)

We present initial results from comet observations performed during the first year of Spitzer Space Telescope operations. These include a survey of short-period comets to search for dust trails at 24 \mum using the Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS), a shallow spectroscopic survey of short-period comets using the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), and detailed images of comets Encke and 2002 T7 (LINEAR) at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 \mum using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC).

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