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J/A+A/508/451    Light curves of 5 Trans-Neptunian Objects   (Perna+, 2009)

Rotations and densities of Trans-Neptunian Objects. Perna D., Dotto E., Barucci, M.A., Rossi A., Fornasier S., de Bergh C. <Astron. Astrophys. 508, 451 (2009)> =2009A&A...508..451P
ADC_Keywords: Minor planets ; Photometry Keywords: Kuiper Belt - techniques: photometric Abstract: Trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) represent a new frontier in the study of our Solar System. In particular, the investigation of their rotational properties can provide important hints about their internal structure and collisional evolution. We expand the limited sample of TNOs with known rotation rates, and improve the knowledge of the physical nature of these bodies. Description: We carried out photometric observations of 5 TNOs (144897 2004 UX10, 145451 2005 RM43, 145453 2005 RR43, 2003 UZ117, and 2003 UZ413) using the New Technology Telescope of the European Southern Observatory. Results. We determined the spin rates of four targets, while only an estimation of the period was possible for 2003 UZ117. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file objects.dat 57 5 Objects lc/* 19 14 Individual light curves
See also: B/astorb : Orbits of Minor Planets (Bowell+ 2009) Byte-by-byte Description of file: objects.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- Seq ? Planet number 8- 17 A10 --- Name Planet name 20- 31 A12 --- LC1 Name of the file containing the light curve of the observing night December 3-->4, 2007 33- 44 A12 --- LC2 Name of the file containing the light curve of the observing night December 4-->5, 2007 46- 57 A12 --- LC3 Name of the file containing the light curve of the observing night December 5-->6, 2007
Byte-by-byte Description of file: lc/*
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 7 F7.5 d Date Fractional day, in UT, of December 2007 9- 13 F5.3 mag dRmag Differential R magnitude (with field stars) 15- 19 F5.3 mag e_dRmag Error on dRmag
Acknowledgements: Davide Perna, davide.perna(at) LESIA-OBSPM, France ; Univ. Tor Vergata, Italy
(End) D. Perna [LESIA-OBSPM/Univ. Tor Vergata], P. Vannier [CDS] 07-Jul-2009
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