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The Minor Planet Observer
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Palmer Divide Observatory

2007 Shoemaker Grant Recipient

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Asteroid Lightcurve Research at PDO

The primary work at the Palmer Divide Observatory is to determine the lightcurve parameters of as many asteroids as possible. Special concentration is giving to the Hungaria group, which are inner main belt asteroids with high albedo. This allows working, presumably, smaller asteroids and so extending the statistical sampling  to include a wider range of asteroid sizes.

Generally, a given asteroid is worked only until a reasonably accurate set of parameters (0.005-0.01h and 0.02m) is determined for a given lunation. On occasion, more detailed work is performed at the request of other researches who are attempting to refine or remove ambiguity from previously established parameters.

Click here for a description of the equipment, software, and program outline/methods.

Asteroid Lightcurves to Date

The plots presented here are for reference. In most cases, publication has been made, or is pending, in the the Minor Planet Bulletin. If you use this data for research, presentation, etc., please be sure to give proper credit. Thanks.

Plots and data copyright (c) (1999-2013) by Brian D. Warner.

 

The PDO lightcurves are split into several groups to keep scrolling through the lists to a minimum.
The groups are by MPC-assigned number.
 

1 - 2,500 2,501 - 5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 50,000 50,001 - unnumbered

Total Number of Composite Lightcurves: 1106

Total Number of Unique Objects: 897

 

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