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An Improved Representation of the Average Opposition Magnitudes of Asteroids

  • Z. Knežević
  • V. Zappalà
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 96)

Abstract

It is well-known that the asteroid mean opposition magnitude ℄ B(a,0) ℄ represent a crude approximation of asteroid average opposition brightness, especially for objects of high eccentricity and/or inclination. In the paper we propose a new simple method of calculating the “quasi-median opposition magnitude”, which very closely matches the median apparent brightness of an asteroid in opposition.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Knežević
    • 1
  • V. Zappalà
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryBelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Astronomical ObservatoryPino TorineseItaly

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