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Program Information for 2018A-0301


PI: Dennis Bodewits, U. of Maryland, dennis@auburn.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 4254 Stadium Drive, College Park, Md 20742 USA

CoI: Michael Kelley, U. of Maryland
CoI: Quan-Zhi Ye, IPAC
CoI: Tim Lister, Las Cumbres Observatory
CoI: Silvia Protopapa, U. of Maryland
CoI: Emmanuel Jehin, Universite de Liege, Belgium

Title: Rapid follow-up on cometary outburst detections

Abstract: The proposed observations will provide high-cadence lightcurves of 3 cometary outbursts, enabling us to estimate dust expansion speeds, total dust mass, and total kinetic energy for each event. We will use this program to prototype an early warning system to detect small outbursts, and to activate rapid follow-up observations.

Program Type: Standard/Solar System

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2018A):  LCO-1m/Sinistro -- 15hrs


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