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.3.0: updated 2024 February 2)
The ZIP file contains the Authors Guide PDF as well as a "starter" paper in Word 2007+ (DOTX).
Those using Word 97 (DOC/DOT) are encouraged to download OpenOffice and convert their files to the most recent Word format (DOCX).
Please read this updated guide since there are a number of changes from previous guides.
  • A new, optional, table is available for those wanting to include physical and discovery information
    in a more accessible way.
    See the announcement in Minor Planet Bulletin 51-2.
  • 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 34-4 (2007 Oct-Dec)
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Suggested Revised H Values of Selected Asteroids: Report Number 3
Pages 95-99
Faure, Gerard; Garret, Lawrence
2007MPBu...34...95F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 335 Roberta
Pages 99
Warner, Brian D.; Roy, Rene; Dyvig, Ron; Reddy, Vishnu; Heathcote, Bernard; Behrend, Raoul
2007MPBu...34...99W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 235 Carolina
Pages 100
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.; Behrend, Raoul; Poncy, Raymond; Klotz, Alain; Dyvig, Ron; Reddy, Vishnu; Antonini, Pierre; Crippa, Roberto; Leroy, Arnaud; Goncalves, Rui; Kryszczynka, Agnieszka; Barbotin, Eric
2007MPBu...34..100W    Download PDF

6615 Plutarchos, a Suspect Binary Asteroid
Pages 101
Oey, Julian; Pray, Donald P.; Pravec, Petr
2007MPBu...34..101O    Download PDF

Photometry from GMARS and Santana Observatories - April to June 2007
Pages 102-103
Stephens, Robert D.
2007MPBu...34..102S    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory - March-May 2007
Pages 104-107
Warner, Brian D.
2007MPBu...34..104W    Download PDF

Lightcurves of Minor Planets 559 Nanon and 1602 Indiana
Pages 108-110
Vander Haagen, Gary A.
2007MPBu...34..107V    Download PDF

The Rotation Periods of 873 Holda, 3028 Zhangguoxi 3497 Innanen, 5484 Inoda, 5654 Terni, and 7304 Namiki
Pages 108-110
Brinsfield, James W.
2007MPBu...34..108B    Download PDF

Lightcurve of Minor Planet 7304 Namiki
Pages 108
Montigiani, N.; Mannucci, M.; Benedetti, W.; Riccetti, S.
2007MPBu...34..108M    Download PDF

Lightcurve of Minor Planet 2167 Erin
Pages 111-112
Montigiani, N.; Mannucci, M.; Benedetti, W.; Riccetti, S.
2007MPBu...34..111M    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 1102 Pepita
Pages 111
Stephens, Robert D.; Sada, Pedro V.
2007MPBu...34..111S    Download PDF

Lightcurve of 7304 Namiki
Pages 112
Wagner, Richard
2007MPBu...34..112W    Download PDF

Initial Results of a Dedicated H-G Project
Pages 113-119
Warner, Brian D.
2007MPBu...34..113W    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Observatory - March/April 2007
Pages 119-122
Sauppe, Jason; Torno, Steven; Lemke-Oliver, Robert; Ditteon, Richard
2007MPBu...34..119S    Download PDF

Observing Program "T3": Finding Comets in the Asteroid Population
Pages 123-124
Masi, Gianluca; Behrend, Raoul; Buzzi, Luca; Cremaschini, Claudio; Foglia, Sergio; Galli, Gianni; Tombelli, Maura
2007MPBu...34..123M    Download PDF

High-speed Photometric Analysis for Minor Planets 1586 Thiele, 4246 Telemann, (10662) 32-1 T-2, and (49880) 1999 XP 135
Pages 124-125
Childers, Daniel; Church, Alyssia
2007MPBu...34..124C    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Five Main-belt Asteroids at the Calvin-Rehoboth Observatory
Pages 126-128
Molnar, Lawrence A.; Haegert, Melissa J.
2007MPBu...34..126M    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 3406 Omsk
Pages 128-129
Bembrick, Collin; Crawford, Greg
2007MPBu...34..128B    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis from Volunteer Observatory During April and May 2007
Pages 129
Fleenor, Michael L.
2007MPBu...34..129F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities October-December 2007
Pages 130-132
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Kaasalainen, Mikko; Benner, Lance A. M.
2007MPBu...34..130W    Download PDF

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