OBSERVATIONS OF THE OH RADICAL IN COMET C/1995 O1 (HALE–BOPP) WITH THE NANçAY RADIO TELESCOPE


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Abstract

We present OH 18-cm observations of comet Hale–Bopp (C/1995 O1)) at the Nançay radio telescope. On nucleus and offset position observations allowed us to obtain both OH production rates and quenching radii. The maximum OH production rate was reached around perihelion, at about 1031s-1.

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