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  • A'Hearn, M.F., R.L. Millis, D.G. Schleicher, D.J. Osip, and P.V. Birch, 1995.
    The ensemble properties of comets: results from narrowband photometry of 85 comets, 1976-1992.
    Icarus 118, 223-260

    Summary of abundances and properties of very many comets including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • A'Hearn, M., Delamere, A., and Frazier, W.
    IAA-00-IAA.11.2.04 The Deep Impact Mission: Opening a New Chapter in Cometary Science

    51st International Astronautical Congress held 2-6 October 2000 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Bank, T., Frazier,W., Blume, W., Kubitschek, D., Null, G., Mastrodemos, N., and Synnot, S.
    Deep Impact: 19 Gigajoules Can Make Quite an Impression
    24th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference
    31 Jan - 4 Feb 2001

  • M. J. S. Belton and M. F. A'Hearn,
    Deep Sub-Surface Exploration of Cometary Nuclei

  • Belyaev, N.A., et al., 1986. Catalogue of Short-Period Comets.
    Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, pp 58-60.
    (Note: Older numbering system for comets.)

    Evolution of orbital parameters, with diagrams, since discovery, for all short-period comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Carusi, A., et al., 1985. Long-Term Evolution of Short-Period Comets.
    Adam-Hilger, Ltd., Bristol. pp 10.1.1-10.1.2.
    (Note: Older numbering system for comets.)

    Integrations of the orbits of all short-period comets, including 9P/Tempel 1, from 1600 to 2400 AD.

  • Kresak, L., 1974. The aging and brightness decrease of comets.
    Bulletin of the Astronomical Institute of Czechoslovakia 25, 87-112.

    Interpreted photometric data on periodic comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

    Full Refereed Scanned Article courtesy of NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

  • Kresak, L., and M. Kresakova, 1989. Absolute brightness variations in periodic comets, part I.Bulletin of the Astronomical Institute of Czechoslovakia 40, 269-284.

    Catalog of newly derived photometric properties of very many comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

    Full Refereed Scanned Article courtesy of NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

  • Kresak, L., and M. Kresakova, 1990. Absolute brightness variations in periodic comets, part II.
    Bulletin of the Astronomical Institute of Czechoslovakia 41, 1-17.

    Discussion of secular brightness variations of numerous periodic comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

    Full Refereed Scanned Article courtesy of NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

  • Kronk, Gary W., 1984. Comets: A Descriptive Catalog.
    Enslow Publishers, Hillside, NJ. pp 306-308.

    A description of the discovery circumstances and overall coverage of recoveries of all comets. A newer catalog is in the works, but the only volume published thus far goes up to 1800, i.e. before the discovery of 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Kubitschek, D., Mastrodemos, N., and Synnot, S.P. Deep Impact Flyby Spacecraft Instrument Pointing in the Presence of an Inactive Impactor Spacecraft. 6th Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, 5-9 Feb 2003

  • Levison, Harold F., and Martin J. Duncan, 1998. The SwRI Catalog of Short-Period Comet Orbit Integrations. (SwRI, Boulder).

    Long-term integrations of all short-period comets. Suggests perihelion distance for 9P/Tempel 1 has been inside 10 AU for > 3x105 yrs.

  • C.M. Lisse, M.F. A'Hearn, Y.R. Fernandez , S.B. Peschke,
    A Search for Trends in Cometary Dust Emission.

  • Lowry, S. C., A. Fitzsimmons, I. M. Cartwright, and I. P. Williams, 1999. CCD Photometry of Distant Comets.
    Astron.Astrophys. 349, 649-659.

    Afrho = 12 cm at r = 3.51 AU (1995 Aug 27); nuclear radius < 2.3 km for 0.04 albedo.

  • Lynch, D.K., et al., 1995. IRAS LRS Spectra of Comets Tempel 1 and Tempel 2.
    Icarus 114, 197-202.

    Spectra consistent with equilibrium black body, no silicates, spatially extended.

  • Marsden, B.G., 1967. One hundred periodic comets.
    Science 155, 1207-1213.

    Overview of lost and recovered comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Meech, K. J., The Deep Impact Mission and the AAVSO
    JAAVSO, vol. 31, Nr. 1, 2002.

  • Meech, K. J., M. F. A'Hearn, L. McFadden, M. J. S. Belton, A. Delamere, J. Kissel, K. Klaasen, D. Yeomans, J. Melosh, P. Schultz, J. Sunshine, and J. Veverka, 2000. In "Bioastronomy '99 -- A New Era in Bioastronomy", Proceedings of a Conference held on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii 2-6 Aug 1999, ASP Conf. Ser, ed. G. Lemarchand, K. J. Meech, 213, 235-242.

  • Merlin, J., 1984. Drawings of Recently-Observed Comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.
    ICQ 52, Vol. 6, No. 4, 80-83.

    View the drawings.

  • Osip, D.J., D.G. Schleicher, and R.L. Millis, 1992. Comets: Groundbased Observations of Spacecraft Mission Candidates.
    Icarus 98, 115-124.

    Narrowband photometric results for 9P/Tempel 1 and other likely targets.

  • Sykes, M.V. and R.G. Walker, 1992. Cometary Dust Trails. I-Survey.
    Icarus 95, 180-210.

    Basic dust trail parameters for 8 comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Vsekhsvyatsky, S., 1958. Physical Characteristics of Comets (English Translation 1964), Israel Program for Scientific Translations, published for NASA and NSF.

    Absolute magnitudes and text description of each apparition for all comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Walker, R.G., H. Campins, and M. Schlapfer, 1991. High Resolution Images of P/Tempel 1 and P/Tempel 2 Constructed From IRAS Survey Data.
    IN: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors. ed. A.W. Harris and E. Bowell. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX. pp 617-620.

    Revised thermal emission fluxes, the two comets are very similar in most properties.

  • Walker, R.G. and H.H. Aumann, 1984. IRAS Observations of Cometary Dust.
    Advances In Space Research vol.4 no.9, 197-201.

    Basic observational properties for 12 comets, including 9P/Tempel 1.

  • Zarnecki, J.C., et al.,1986. A Preliminary Analysis of IRAS AO's (Additional Observations) of Comet Tempel 1.
    IN: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors II. ed. Lagerkvist, C.I., B.A. Lindblad, H. Lundstedt, H. Rickman. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. pp 403-406.

    Spatial distribution of dust, 10% above equilibrium black-body temperature but variable across coma.

  • Zarnecki, J.C., et al.,1984. Recent Infared Observations of Comets With UKIRT and IRAS.
    Advances In Space Research vol.4 no.9, 203-206.

    Preliminary report of extended emission seen by IRAS and spatial variation of temperature.

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