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 32-4 (2005 Oct-Dec)
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CCD photometry of asteroids 651 Antikleia, 738 Alagasta, and 2151 Hadwiger using a remote commercial telescope
Pages 73-75
Sada, Pedro V.; Canizales, Eder D.; Armada, Edgar M.
2005MPBu...32...73S    Download PDF

Lightcurves and periods for asteroids 2103 Laverna and 3445 Pinson
Pages 75-76
Klinglesmith, Daniel A.; Jamieson, Quentin; Pilcher, Frederick
2005MPBu...32...75K    Download PDF

Rose-Hulman spring 2005 lightcurve results: 155 Scylla, 590 Tomyris, 1655 Comas Solá, 2058 Roka, 6379 Vrba, and (25934) 2001 DC74.
Pages 76-78
Addleman, Don; Covele, Brent; Duncan, Allison; Johnson, Jama; Kramb, Steve; Lecrone, Crystal; Reichert, Chris; Starnes, Harry; Twarek, Andrew; Kirkpatrick, Elaine; Ditteon, Richard
2005MPBu...32...76A    Download PDF

Asteroid photometry reports from Altimira Observatory - Winter 2004-2005
Pages 79-80
Buchheim, Robert K.
2005MPBu...32...79B    Download PDF

Photometric lightcurve observations of 125 Liberatrix, 218 Bianca, 423 Diotima, 702 Alauda, 1963 Bezovec, and (5849) 1990 HF1
Pages 80-81
Fauerbach, Michael; Bennett, Thomas
2005MPBu...32...80F    Download PDF

Asteroid lightcurve photometry from Santana Observatory - spring 2005
Pages 82-83
Stephens, Robert D.
2005MPBu...32...82S    Download PDF

Period determination for 5878 Charlene
Pages 83
Pilcher, Frederick; Koff, Robert A.
2005MPBu...32...83P    Download PDF

Rotational period determination for 62 Erato and 165 Loreley
Pages 84
Durkee, Russell I.
2005MPBu...32...84D    Download PDF

Asteroid lightcurve results from Menke Observatory
Pages 85-88
Menke, John
2005MPBu...32...85M    Download PDF

Probable binary 3220 Murayama
Pages 88-89
Tsuchikawa, Akira; Miyasaka, Seidai; Hamanowa, Hiromi
2005MPBu...32...88T    Download PDF

Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - spring 2005
Pages 90-92
Warner, Brian D.
2005MPBu...32...90W    Download PDF

The Minor Planet Observer: a busy summer
Pages 92-3
Warner, Brian
2005MPBu...32...92W    Download PDF

A simplified method for standard star calibration
Pages 93-95
Binzel, Richard P.
2005MPBu...32...93B    Download PDF

Lightcurve photometry opportunities October-December 2005
Pages 95-96
Warner, Brian D.; Kaasalainen, Mikko; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr
2005MPBu...32...95W    Download PDF

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