Franck–Condon factors for molecules observed in comets



Franck-Condon Factors are calculated for the Cmath image and CO molecules and are used to identify these species in the optical spectra of comet C/2000WM1(LINEAR) and C/2000 C1 (Ikeya–Zhang). The present results compare well with those obtained by other methods. The optical spectra were recorded by means of the 2.12-m telescope at the Guillermo Haro observatory in Cananea, Sonora, México.© 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2007