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 35-4 (2008 Oct-Dec)
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The Lightcurve of Asteroid 5331 Erimomisaki
Pages 143
Boe, Caleb; Durkee, Russell I.; Casulli, Silvano; Vincent, Fiona; Higgins, David
2008MPBu...35..143B    Download PDF

A Collection of Lightcurves from Modra: 2007 December- 2008 June
Pages 144-146
Galad, Adrian; Kornos, Leonard
2008MPBu...35..144G    Download PDF

Period Determination for 161 Athor
Pages 147
Pilcher, Frederick; Higgins, David
2008MPBu...35..147P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 788 Hohensteina
Pages 148
Oey, Julian; Marks, Scott, A.; Fauerbach, Michael
2008MPBu...35..148O    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 March
Pages 149-150
Oliver, Robert Lemke; Shipley, Heath; Ditteon, Richard
2008MPBu...35..149O    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 102 Miriam, 1433 Geramtina, and 2648 Owa
Pages 151-152
Johnson, Thomas; Pech, Katherin; van Schilfgaarde, Ryan; Chase, Matt; Burns, M. Shane
2008MPBu...35..151J    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Observations
Pages 152-154
Clark, Maurice
2008MPBu...35..152C    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Menke Observatory
Pages 155-160
Menke, John; Cooney, Walt; Gross, John; Terrell, Dirk; Higgins, David
2008MPBu...35..155M    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids 3036 Krat, 3285 Ruth Wolfe and 5448 Siebold
Pages 160-161
Hummel, Jacob; Postma, Angela; Sumter, George C.; Moore, Harold; Sweet, Samantha; Beaky, Matthew M.
2008MPBu...35..160H    Download PDF

CCD Photometry of Three Short-period Asteroids from the Universidad de Monterry Observatory
Pages 161-162
Sada, Pedro V.
2008MPBu...35..161S    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: February-May 2008
Pages 163-166
Warner, Brian D.
2008MPBu...35..163W    Download PDF

Shape and Spin Models for Four Asteroids
Pages 167-171
Warner, Brian D.; Durech, Josef; Fauerbach, Michael; Marks, Scott
2008MPBu...35..167W    Download PDF

A Preliminary Shape and Spin Axis Model for 595 Polyxena
Pages 171-172
Warner, Brian D.
2008MPBu...35..171W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 7233 Majella
Pages 173
Crawford, Greg
2008MPBu...35..173C    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis of Suspected Binary Asteroids
Pages 173-175
Higgins, David; Pravec, Petr; Kusnirak, Peter; Hornoch, Kamil; Pray, Donald P.; Vilagi, Jozef; Kornos, Leonard; Gajdos, Sefan; Husarik, Marek; Pikler, Michal; Cervak, Gabriel
2008MPBu...35..173H    Download PDF

Do What You Can Do Photometry: Unfiltered Photometry of NEOs 2005 PJ2, 2005 WC1, and 2006 GY2
Pages 175-177
Higley, Steven; Hardersen, Paul; Dyvig, Ron
2008MPBu...35..175H    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from GMARS and Santana Observatories: Eary 2008
Pages 178-179
Stephens, Robert D.
2008MPBu...35..178S    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Via Capote Observatory: 2nd Quarter 2008
Pages 179-181
Brinsfield, James W.
2008MPBu...35..179B    Download PDF

Lightcurve of Binary Minor Planet 2005 NB7
Pages 181-182
Vander Haagen, Gary A.
2008MPBu...35..181V    Download PDF

A Study of the Trinary NEA 2001 SN263
Pages 182-184
Betzler, Alberto Silva; Novaes, Alberto Brum; Celedon, Julian Hermogenes Quesada
2008MPBu...35..182B    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 1231 Auricula
Pages 185-186
Bembrick, Colin; Crawford, Greg; Allen, Bill
2008MPBu...35..185B    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: October-December 2008
Pages 186-189
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A. M.
2008MPBu...35..186W    Download PDF

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