Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy
Research and Publications

MIRA Images and Spectra of the Deep Impact Comet Collision

Atlas of Comet Images [Access]
Atlas of Comet Spectra [Access]

A Deep Survey for Classical T Tauri Stars

This paper describes the discovery of 63 new H-alpha emissions stars and the estimation of the average space-density of these stars in the area.

Paper: A Deep Objective Prism Survey for Classical T Tauri Stars in the σ Orionis Region
Weaver, Wm. Bruce and Babcock, Arthur. The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 116: 1035, 2004.
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The Funding of Synergy Between Small and Large Telescopes

Arguing the importance of small telescopes in current astronomical research.
Wm. Bruce Weaver.
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IRAS Diameters and Albedos

The paper presents the methods used to obtain new diameters, albedos, and beaming parameters for 654 asteroids.
Walker, R. American Astronomical Society DPS Meeting, 2003.
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MIRA Near-Infrared Stellar Atlas

This atlas contains plots of near-infrared (5800 - 9000 Angstroms) spectra of MK standard stars or stars well classified by expert classifiers. The motivation for this atlas was to extend the MK classification system into a region of the spectrum better matched to modern silicon-based astronomical detectors.
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Paper I: An Atlas of Low-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectra of Normal Stars
Torres-Dodgen and Weaver. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1993, 105: 693.
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Paper II: Neural Network Classification of the Near-Infrared Spectra of A-Type Stars
Weaver and Torres-Dodgen. The Astrophysical Journal, 1995, 446: 300.
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Paper III: Accurate Two-dimensional Classification of Stellar Spectra with Artificial Neural Networks
Weaver and Torres-Dodgen. The Astrophysical Journal, 1997, 487: 847.
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Paper IV: Spectral Classification of Unresolved Binary Stars with Artificial Neural Networks
Weaver, Wm. Bruce. The Astrophysical Journal, 2000, 541: 298.
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