Photometry and models of eight near-Earth asteroids
2004 (English)In: Icarus, Vol. 167, 178-196 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present new observations and models of the shapes and rotational states of the eight near-Earth Asteroids (1580) Betulia, (1627) Ivar, (1980) Tezcatlipoca, (2100) Ra-Shalom, (3199) Nefertiti, (3908) Nyx, (4957) Brucemurray, and (5587) 1990 SB. We also outline some of their solar phase curves, corrected to common reference geometry with the models. Some of the targets may feature sizable global nonconvexities, but the observable solar phase angles were not sufficiently high for confirming these. None is likely to have a very densely cratered surface. We discuss the role of the intermediate topographic scale range in photometry, and surmise that this scale range is less important than large or small scale lengths.
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2004. Vol. 167, 178-196 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-70792OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-70792DiVA: diva2:98703