DCT’s First Science Results to be Published

Scientists have reached another important milestone with Lowell’s Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). Comet experts Dave Schleicher and Matthew Knight, along with Stephen Levine, Commissioning Scientist for Lowell’s Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), observed Comet 10P/Tempel 2 on five nights in early 2013.

These observations helped the team refine the rotational behavior of Tempel 2, results which they’ve described in a paper accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of The Astronomical Journal, a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal.

This represents the first refereed paper accepted for publication that uses DCT data. See an abstract at http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2944

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