Asteroid phase curves from Lowell observatory photometric database

D. A. Oszkiewicz, K. Muinonen, E. Bowell, D. Trilling, L. H. Wasserman, A. Penttilä, T. Pieniluoma


We present results obtained from processing large photometric data base. We make use of low-precision (generally rounded to 0.1 mag) and low-accuracy (rms magnitude uncertainties of ±0.2 to 0.3 mag) data obtained from the Minor Planet Center and modified at Lowell Observatory. We explore first correlations between slope parameter(s) and albedo, and second distributions of slope parameter(s) in asteroid families and taxa.


photometry, asteroids, phase curves

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