The Minor Planet Bulletin
BULLETIN OF THE MINOR PLANETS SECTION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LUNAR AND PLANETARY OBSERVERS


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The Minor Planet Bulletin is the journal for almost all amateurs and even some professionals for publishing asteroid photometry results, including lightcurves, H-G parameters, color indexes, and shape/spin axis models. It is considered to be a refereed journal by the SAO/NASA ADS. All MPB papers are indexed in the ADS.

Print subscriptions are no longer available to individuals. Institutions (e.g., college libraries) can still obtain print copies via a special subscription. See details in MPB 37-4 or contact the editor, Richard Binzel.

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Issue 7-2 (1979 Oct-Dec)
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Astronometric and Photometric Observations of 115 Thyra at the 1978-79 Apparition
Pages 9-10
Birtwhistle, Peter
1979MPBu....7....9B    Download PDF

A number of English observers have obtained photographic positions of 115 Thyra, which are given below The coordinates of most of these have been previously published in the Minor Planet Bulletin.

Obituary: Dr. Karl Reinmuth
Pages 10
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1979MPBu....7...10R    Download PDF

Dr. Karl Reimuth, who discovered more minor plamts than any other person, died on 1979 May 6 at age 87 in Heidelberg. He spent his entire astronomical career there at Konigstuhl Observatory from 1912 to 1957, during which time he discovered about 270 planets which have received p3nnanent numbers.

An Updated Alphabetical List of Names of Minor Planets
Pages 11-15
Pilcher, Frederick
1979MPBu....7...11P    Download PDF

In 1977 (MPB Vo.4, No. 3, p. 19, 1977 Jan-Mar) this author published a list of names of 1781 minor planets which had been officially named by Jun 1976. Since that time the interest in and pace of minor planet naming has remained at a high level, and 143 additional names have been assigned in the Minor Planet Circulars through 1 March 1979. An updated list of names is now warranted, and is presented here. All diacritical marks, frequently omitted from computerized printout, have been carefully retained.


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