Boattini, A.; D'Abramo, G.; Scholl, G.; Hainaut, H.; Boehnhardt, H.; West, R.; Carpino, M.; Hahn, G.; Michelsen, R.; Forti, G.et al.; Pravec, P.; Valsecchi, G. P.; Asher, D. J.: Near-Earth asteroid search and follow-up beyond the 22nd magnitude: A pilot program with ESO telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics 418, pp. 743 - 750 (2004)
de Bergh, C.; Boehnhardt, H.; Barucci, A.; Lazzarin, A.; Fornasier, S.; Romon-Martin, J.; Tozzi, G. P.; Doressoundiram, A.; Dotto, E.: Aqueous altered silicates at the surface of two Plutinos? Astronomy and Astrophysics 416, pp. 791 - 798 (2004)
Delsanti, A.; Hainaut, O.; Jourddeuil, E.; Meech, K. J.; Boehnhardt, H.; Barrera, L.: Simultaneous visible and near-IR photometric study of Kuiper Belt Object surfaces with the ESO Very Large Telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics 417, pp. 1145 - 1158 (2004)
Fornasier, S.; Doressoundiram, A.; Tozzi, G. P.; Barucci, A.; Boehnhardt, H.; de Bergh, C.; Delsanti, A.; Davies, J.; Dotto, E.: ESO Large Program on physical studies of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs: Final results of the visible spectrophotometric observations. Astronomy and Astrophysics 421, pp. 353 - 363 (2004)
Lara, L. M.; Tozzi, G. P.; Boehnhardt, H.; D'Martino, M.; Schulz, R.: Gas and Dust in Comet C/2000 WM1 during its closest approach to Earth: Optical imaging and long-slit spectroscopy. Astronomy and Astrophysics 422, pp. 717 - 729 (2004)
Tozzi, G. P.; Lara, L. M.; Kolokolova, L.; Boehnhardt, H.; Licandro, J.; Schulz, R.: Sublimating components in the coma of Comet C/2000 WM1 (LINEAR). Astronomy and Astrophysics 424, pp. 325 - 330 (2004)
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