Seven Asteroids Studied from Modra Observatory in the Course of Binary Asteroid Photometric Campaign
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We report lightcurves for five asteroids from the inner main belt—(1703) Barry, (2590) Mourão, (4022) Nonna, (5171) Augustesen, (23031) 1999 XX7—and for two near-Earth asteroids—(100004) 1983 VA, (144922) 2005 CK38—obtained at Modra Observatory as a part of binary asteroid photometric campaign. Estimated synodic rotational periods and amplitudes of their composite lightcurves were as follows: 107.1 ± 0.5 h, 0.5 mag for (1703) Barry; 15.59 ± 0.01 h, 0.49 mag for (2590) Mourão; 2.5877 ± 0.0005 h, 0.08 mag for (4022) Nonna; 474 ± 10 h, 0.8 mag for (5171) Augustesen; 3.075 ± 0.001 h, 0.43 mag for (23031) 1999 XX7; 3.1643 ± 0.0009 h, 0.11 mag for (100004) 1983 VA; 4.7894 ± 0.0005 h, 0.27 mag for (144922) 2005 CK38. The slow rotator (5171) Augustesen and possibly also (1703) Barry appear to be tumblers, though their precession periods can not be estimated from the available data.
KeywordsMinor planets Asteroids Near-Earth asteroids Photometry
The work at Modra has been supported by the Slovak Grant Agency for Science VEGA, Grant 1/3074/06 and Grant 1/3067/06. The work at Ondřejov has been supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Grant 205/05/0604. We thank Brian D. Warner, Palmer Divide Observatory, Colorado Springs, for his kind help with language corrections.
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