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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.

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Issue 46-2 (2019 Apr-Jun)
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Photometry of Selected Asteroids on the OMT-800 Telescope
Pages 109-110
Troianskyi, Volodymyr; Kashuba, Volodymyr; Krugly, Yu.

Lightcurves and Rotational Periods of Five Main-belt Asteroids
Pages 111-114
Baxter, Naomi; Vent, Austin; Montgomery, Kent; Davis, Cheri; Cantu, Sarah; Lyons, Vanessa

CCD Photometry of Six Rapidly Rotating Asteroids
Pages 114-117
Alton, Kevin B.

Pattern of Minor Planet Numbers Versus Cumulative Number Observed
Pages 118
Salthouse, Andrew

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from BMO and DRO in 2016. II.
Pages 119-125
Oey, Julian; Groom, Roger

Rotational Period of 3677 Magnusson
Pages 126
Tomassini, Angelo; Scardella, Maurizio; Franceschini, Francesco; Pierri, Fernando

Lightcurve Analysis of Minor Planets Observed at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2018 January-March
Pages 127-129
Ditteon, Richard

New Lightcurves of 153 Hilda, 293 Brasillia, and 318 Magdalena
Pages 130-131
Pilcher, Frederick

Lightcurves of Eleven Main-belt Minor Planets
Pages 132-137
Polakis, Tom

Rotational Period Determination for Asteroids 755 Quintilla, 1830 Pogson, 5076 Lebedev-Kumach, and (29153) 1998 SY2
Pages 138-139
Fauerbach, Michael; Fauerbach, Matthew

A New Lightcurve and Spin-Shape Model for 46 Hestia
Pages 140-142
Franco, Lorenzo; Pilcher, Frederick

Lightcurve for 3951 Zichichi
Pages 143
Downey, Richard H.; Larsen, Jeffrey A.

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2018 September-December
Pages 144-152
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.

Another Trio of Possible Very Wide Binaries
Pages 153-157
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.

(12538) 1998 OH: A Continuing Non-resolution
Pages 157-160
Warner, Brian D.

Lightcurve Analysis of Hilda Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2018 September-December
Pages 161-163
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.

(20882) 2000 VH57: An Inner Main-belt Binary Asteroid
Pages 164-165
Warner, Brian D.; Aznar Macias, Amadeo; Serra-Ricart, M.; Licandro, J.; Pravec, Petr

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids Observed by KMTNET-SAAO
Pages 166-179
Warner, Brian D.; Erasmus, Nicolas

Call for Observations
Pages 180
Pilcher, Frederick

Main-belt Asteroids Observed from CS3: 2018 October - December
Pages 180-187
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.

2018RC: A Fast Rotating Tumbling Asteroid
Pages 188-189
Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Bacci, Roberto; Carbognani, Albino

Lightcurve Analysis for 2018 UQ1 and 2018 UR2
Pages 190-191
López-Oquendo, Andy J.; Cotto-Figueroa, Desireé

CCD Photometric Observations of Asteroids 2678 Aavasaksa, 3769 Arthurmiller, 4807 Noboru, (7520) 1990 BV, and (14510) 1996 ES2
Pages 191-193
Zeigler, Kenneth; Barnhard, Tyler; Moser, Armand; Rockafellow, Tatiana

Rotational Periods and Lightcurves of 1475 Yalta and 7230 Lutz
Pages 194-195
Noschese, Alfonso; Vecchione, Antonio

Lightcurve and Spin-Shape Model for 16847 Sanpoloamosciano
Pages 196-198
Franco, Lorenzo; Montigiani, Nico; Mannucci, Massimiliano; Benedetti, Walter

Photometric Lightcurve for 4807 Noboru
Pages 199
Klinglesmith, Daniel. A. III

Eleven Main-belt Asteroids and One Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurves at Asteroids Observers (OBAS) - MPPD: 2017 May - 2019 Jan
Pages 200-203
Carreño, Alfonso; Arce, Enrique; Fornas, Gonzalo; Mas, Vicente

Lightcurve Analysis of Three Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
Pages 204-205
López-Oquendo, Andy J.; Cotto-Figueroa, Desireé

Lightcurve Analysis and Rotation Period for 5321 Jagras
Pages 206-207
Mollica, M.; Noschese, A.; Vecchione, A.

Asteroid Lightcurve and Synodic Period Determinations: 2018 October-December
Pages 208-210
Benishek, Vladimir

Rotation Period Determination for 3157 Novikov and 7485 Changchun
Pages 211-212
Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Bachini, Mauro; Galdies, Charles; Brincat, Stephen M.

Rotation Period Determination of Three Main-belt Asteroids: 3769 Arthurmiller, 3995 Sakaino and (7520) 1990 BV
Pages 213-214
Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio

The Rotation Period of (32209) 2000 OW9
Pages 215
Gao, Xing; Tan, Hanjie

Mid-infrared Lightcurves of (523806) 2002 WW17
Pages 216-217
Cutri, Roc M.; Masiero, Joseph; Sonnett, S.; Mainzer, A.

Rotation Period Determination of the Asteroid 5321 Jagras (1985 VN)
Pages 218-219
Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Marchini, Alessandro; Franco, Lorenzo

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2019 April-June
Pages 219-225
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.

In This Issue
Pages 225-226
Warner, Brian D.

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