Asteriod Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2013 February-March. The Final Report.
Lightcurves for nine asteroids were obtained at the Palmer Divide Observatory (PDO) in 2013 February and March. These represent the final objects out of more than 1100 lightcurves measured at PDO over fourteen years. Of the nine objects reported here, six were Hungaria members, two were NEAs, and the remaining two were main belt members. Analysis of the data resulted in a revised rotation period for the Hungaria member 4531 Asaro. The near-Earth asteroid (5828) 1991 AM was found to be a possible binary system with an unusual lightcurve for the secondary period, while follow-up on known Hungaria binary 5899 Jedicke lead to a revised period for the primary and confirmation of the orbital period of the satellite.
Minor Planet Bulletin
- Pub Date:
- October 2013