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J/PASJ/63/1117    Asteroid catalog using AKARI (AcuA). V1.       (Usui+, 2011)

The Asteroid catalog using AKARI: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey Usui F., Kuroda D., Mueller T.G., Hasegawa S., Ishiguro M., Ootsubo T., Ishihara D., Kataza H., Takita S., Oyabu S., Ueno M., Matsuhara H., Onaka T. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Jap. 63, 1117 (2011)> =2011PASJ...63.1117U
ADC_Keywords: Solar system ; Minor planets ; Photometry, infrared Mission_Name: AKARI Keywords: catalogs - infrared: solar system - minor planets, asteroids - space vehicles; instruments - surveys Description: The AKARI Infrared Astronomical Satellite observed the whole sky in the far infrared (50-180µm) and the mid-infrared (9 and 18µm) between May 2006 and August 2007 (Murakami et al. 2007PASJ...59S.369M). The Asteroid catalog using AKARI (AcuA) version 1.0 is the first asteroid catalog produced based on the AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Survey. The catalog provides the size and albedo of 5120 asteroids. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file acua_v1.dat 77 5120 Asteroid catalog using AKARI (version 1.0)
See also: II/297 : AKARI/IRC mid-IR all-sky Survey (ISAS/JAXA, 2010) II/298 : AKARI/FIS All-Sky Survey Point Source Catalogues (ISAS/JAXA, 2010) : AKARI Survey Point Source Catalogue (ISAS/JAXA, 2010) : AKARI Observers Page : AKARI Data archives Byte-by-byte Description of file: acua_v1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- Num ? Asteroid's number 8- 25 A18 --- Name Asteroid's name 27- 36 A10 --- ProvDes Asteroid's provisional designation (1) 38- 42 F5.2 mag HMAG Absolute magnitude (2) 44- 48 F5.2 --- Gpar Slope magnitude parameter (2) 50- 51 I2 --- NID Number of detections by AKARI (3) 53- 59 F7.2 km Diam Asteroid mean diameter 61- 65 F5.2 km e_Diam Uncertainty in diameter (4) 67- 71 F5.3 --- Alb Asteroid mean geometric albedo 73- 77 F5.3 --- e_Alb Uncertainty in albedo (4)
Note (1): Provisional designation, which follow the formal assignment overseen by the IAU Minor Planet Center. Note (2): HMAG and GPAR are the absolute magnitude and slope parameter taken from the Asteroid Orbital Elements Database of the Lowell observatory. Note (3): NID gives the number of detections at S9W (9µm band) and L18W (18µm band) in total. Note (4): uncertainties estimated from the thermal model calculations (STM; Lebofsky et al., 1986Icar...68..239L).
Acknowledgements: Fumihiko Usui, usui(at)
(End) Fumihiko Usui [ISAS/JAXA], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 03-Oct-2011
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