Photometric observations of 125 asteroids

W. Z. Wisniewski, T. M. MichalŁowski, A. W. Harris, R. S. McMillan

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Abstract

We present observations of 125 asteroids taken by traditional photoelectric photometry as well as with CCD imaging systems, from 1985 to the end of 1993, just 2 months before the untimely death of the first author. From these observations, we derive rotation periods for 82 asteroids. Of these, 72 are for asteroids with no previously reported rotation period, and one is a significant revision of a period previously reported. We reportVmagnitudes for almost all of the objects and five-color observations (a subset of the eight-color asteroid system) for 35 of the asteroids. Most of the objects observed are small main-belt asteroids or near-Earth asteroids; thus this data set is a substantial addition to the known rotation periods and amplitudes of variations of those classes of asteroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-449
Number of pages55
JournalIcarus
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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