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 14-4 (1987 Oct-Dec)
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Index to Unpublished Lightcurve Data
Pages 39-41
Binzel, R. P.
1987MPBu...14...39B    Download PDF

An index to unpublished asteroid lightcurve data is given. The purpose of this list is to foster collaboration among observers so that improved results can be obtained.

A Four-Hour Close Approach Ephemeris of 2212 Hephaistos
Pages 42
Harvey, G. R.
1987MPBu...14...42H    Download PDF

At its close approach in December 1987, and January 1988, planet 2212 Hephaistos will develop a speed of three degrees per day across the sky. The four-hour ephemeris generated here, for Western Hemisphere observers. is to assist the interpolation of positions.

Photoelectric Photometry of Asteroids 5 Astraea and 22 Kalliope
Pages 42-43
Melillo, F. J.
1987MPBu...14...42M    Download PDF

Photoelectric photometry observations of the asteroids 5 Astraea and 22 Kalliope were made from North Valley Stream Observatory in February 1987 and December 1986. Astraea and Kalliope displayed lightcurve amplitudes of 0.20 and 0.16 magnitude, respectively.

Photoelectric Photometry Opportunities: November-January
Pages 44
Harris, A. W.; Zappalá, V.
1987MPBu...14...44H    Download PDF

The table below lists asteroids which come to opposition during the months of November through January that represent useful targets for photoelectric photometry observations. Observations are needed because the asteroid has either an unknown or ambiguous rotational period or because the asteroid will be observable at a very low phase angle.

Asteroid News Notes
Pages 45
Tholen, D. J.
1987MPBu...14...45T    Download PDF

Through the August batch of Minor Planet Circulars, 47 asteroids were newly numbered, bringing the total to 3677.


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