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Professor    Watanabe, Junichi

Research Field

  • Planetary Sciences

Brief Introduction of Research

  • Researches on small solar system bodies by using optical and infrared telescopes.
    Targets are comets, asteroids, trans-Neptunian objects, and meteors, together with their impacts to planets. Public relations and their methodology are also my major together with archival works.

Main Research Achievements

  • "Rotational Motion of the Nucleus of Comet P/Halley" J.Watanabe, Pub. Astron. Soc. Japan, Vol.41, 897-918(1989)
  • "Near-IR Observation of Cometary Impacts to Jupiter:Brightness Variation of the Impact Plume of Fragment K" J. Watanabe, T. Yamashita, H. Hasegawa, et al. Pub. Astron. Soc. Japan, Vol. 47, L21-L24(1995)
  • "HD TV Observation of the Strong Activity of the Giacobinid Meteor Shower in 1998" J. Watanabe, S. Abe, M. Takanashi, et al. Geophys. Res. Letters, Vol. 26, 1117-1120(1999)
  • "Heliocentric Dependence of the Sodium Emission of Comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang" Watanabe, J., Kawakita, H., Furusho, R., Fujii, M., Astrophysical Journal, Volume 585, Issue 2, L159-L162(2003)
  • "Meteoroide Clusters in Leonids: Evidence of Fragmentation in Space" Watanabe, J., Tabe, I., Hasegawa, H., et al., Pub. Astron. Soc. Japan, Vol.55, No.3, pp. L23-L26(2003)

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