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Rotational Properties of Jupiter Trojans. I. Light Curves of 80 Objects
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2011 (English)In: Astronomical Journal, ISSN 0004-6256, E-ISSN 1538-3881, Vol. 141, no 5, 170- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present the results of a Jupiter Trojans' light curve survey aimed at characterizing the rotational properties of Trojans in the approximate size range 60-150 km. The survey, which was designed to provide reliable and unbiased estimates of rotation periods and amplitudes, resulted in light curves for a total of 80 objects, 56 of which represent the first determinations published to date and nine of which supersede previously published erroneous values. Our results more than double the size of the existing database of rotational properties of Jovian Trojans in the selected size range. The analysis of the distributions of the rotation periods and light curve amplitudes is the subject of companion papers.

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2011. Vol. 141, no 5, 170- p.
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methods: data analysis, methods: observational, minor planets, asteroids: individual (Jupiter Trojans), techniques: photometric
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152924DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/141/5/170ISI: 000289240800029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152924DiVA: diva2:414402
Available from: 2011-05-03 Created: 2011-05-03 Last updated: 2012-10-18Bibliographically approved

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