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Colors of Jupiter Trojan Dynamical Families as Measured by the Zwicky Transient Facility

Brown, Michael E. and Schemel, Madeline (2021) Colors of Jupiter Trojan Dynamical Families as Measured by the Zwicky Transient Facility. Research Notes of the AAS, 5 (3). Art. No. 42. ISSN 2515-5172. doi:10.3847/2515-5172/abeb7d.

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We use data from the first two years of the public survey of the Zwicky Transient Facility to analyze colors of proposed Jupiter Trojan asteroid families. The well studied Eurybates cluster remains the only family with a significant number of color measurements, and we find that the average colors of this family are less red than typical Jupiter Trojans, in agreement with smaller studies. The limited number of objects detected in this and other surveys for the other families makes their colors continue to be uncertain.

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Additional Information:© 2021 American Astronomical Society. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received March 2021; Accepted March 2021; Published March 2021.
Subject Keywords:Asteroid surfaces; Jupiter trojans
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Official Citation:Michael E. Brown and Madeline Schemel 2021 Res. Notes AAS 5 42
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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