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The Minor Planet Observer
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Palmer Divide Observatory

153958 2002 AM31 (2012)

MPC Designation: 2002 AM31
Lightcurves Period (h): 3.32 0.01
Amplitude (mag): 0.07 0.01
Equipment:

 

Filter: C
MagBand: V
Telescope: 0.30m f/6.25 SC
Camera: ST-9XE
Exposure: 15

 

Obs. Details

Date              E Mag   Phase  PABL   PABB
2012-07-12 07:00  14.31   43.9  285.7   24.3
2012-07-13 04:45  14.22   46.1  286.8   25.3
2012-07-13 06:45  14.21   46.3  286.9   25.4
2012-07-13 08:10  14.21   46.5  287.0   25.5
2012-07-13 09:30  14.20   46.6  287.1   25.6

Data Points: 919
Discovered: 2002-01-14  Socorro  LINEAR
Family/Group: NEA
Taxonomic Class: S (Assumed)
Published: MPB Pending
NOTES: Unless otherwise stated, the "Reduced Magnitudes" in the plots are Cousins R, based on 2MASS to BVRI conversions (Warner, MPB 34, 113-119)

Support for radar observations, which found the object to be binary. No sure evidence of the satellite was seen in the photometry analysis.

 

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