The Minor Planet Bulletin

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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.

Annual voluntary contributions of $5.00 or more in support of the publication are welcome.
Please send a check, drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. funds, to "Minor Planet Bulletin" and send it to:

Minor Planet Bulletin
c/o Melissa Hayes-Gehrke
UMD Astronomy Department
1113 PSC Bldg 415
College Park, MD 20742

Authors Guide and Word Templates   (v.2.9: updated 2019 November 14)
The ZIP file contains the Authors Guide PDF as well as a "starter" paper in Word 97 (DOT) and Word 2007+ (DOTX).
Please read this updated guide since there are a number of changes from previous guides.
  • The Pts column is no longer required and has been removed from the template for the standard table
    to allow more room for the other columns.
  • The phase column should have only two values: for the first and last date in the range.
    If the phase reaches an extrema between those dates, put an asterisk before the first value. For example,
  • Use semicolons to separate names in the references section. For example:
       Smith, J.J.; Jones, A.A. (2019).
    This also applies if using several references to the same author in the text. For example:
    "This asteroid was observed at three previous apparitions (Jones, 2015; 2017; 2018)..."

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Issue 31-4 (2004 Oct-Dec)
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Lightcurves and periods for asteroids 105 Artemis, 978 Aidamina, and 1103 Sequoia
Pages 77-78
Lecrone, Crystal; Duncan, Allison; Kirkpatrick, Elaine
2004MPBu...31...77L    Download PDF

2004 spring observing campaign at Rose-Hulman Institute: results for 955 Alstede, 2417 McVittie, 4266 Waltari, and 5036 Tuttle
Pages 78-80
Lecrone, Crystal; Duncan, Allison; Ditteon, Richard
2004MPBu...31...78L    Download PDF

Rotation period and lightcurve analysis of asteroid 2653 Principia
Pages 80
Windschitl, Jessica L.; Vonk, Matthew T.
2004MPBu...31...80W    Download PDF

Lightcurve analysis for 6743 Liu
Pages 81
Yeung, Kwong W.; Warner, Brian D.
2004MPBu...31...81Y    Download PDF

CCD observations and period determination of six minor planets
Pages 82-83
Willis, Sarah
2004MPBu...31...82W    Download PDF

Lightcurve of asteroid (21652) 1999 OQ2
Pages 84
Eisman, Aaron; Robson, Monty
2004MPBu...31...84E    Download PDF

Lightcurve analysis for numbered asteroids 863, 903, 907, 928, 977, 1386 2841, and 75747
Pages 85-88
Warner, Brian D.
2004MPBu...31...85W    Download PDF

Period determination of asteroids 1508 Kemi and 5036 Tuttle
Pages 88-89
Jamieson, Quentin; Klinglesmith III, Daniel A.
2004MPBu...31...88J    Download PDF

A photometric study of 371 Bohemia
Pages 90-91
Buchheim, Robert K.; Conjat, Matthieu; Roy, René; Baudoin, Philippe; Behrend, Raoul
2004MPBu...31...90B    Download PDF

Historical essay: Lightcurves and the Divine Dipsomania
Pages 92-93
Harris, Alan W.
2004MPBu...31...92H    Download PDF

Bucknell University Observatory lightcurve results for 2003-2004
Pages 93-94
Maleszewski, Chester; Clark, Maurice
2004MPBu...31...93M    Download PDF

Photometry of 1196 Sheba, 1341 Edmee, 1656 Suomi, 2577 Litva, and 2612 Kathryn
Pages 95-97
Stephens, Robert D.
2004MPBu...31...95S    Download PDF

Corrigendum: Rotational periods of asteroids 1165 Imprinetta, 1299 Mertona 1645 Waterfield, 1833 Shmakova, 2313 Aruna, and (13856) 1999 XZ105
Pages 97
Monson, Andy; Kipp, Steven
2004MPBu...31...97M    Download PDF

The Minor Planet Observer: working and learning together
Pages 98
Warner, Brian
2004MPBu...31...98W    Download PDF

Lightcurve photometry opportunities, October - December 2004
Pages 99-100
Warner, Brian D.; Kaasalainen, Mikko; Harria, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr
2004MPBu...31...99W    Download PDF

New clusters for highly inclined main-belt asteroids
Pages 100-102
Foglia, Sergio; Masi, Gianluca
2004MPBu...31..100F    Download PDF

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