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
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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 36-4 (2009 Oct-Dec)
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Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2009 October-December
Pages 128-131
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A. M.
2009MPBu...36..188W    Download PDF

New Lightcurves of 8 Flora, 13 Egeria, 14 Irene, 25 Phocaea 40 Harmonia, 74 Galatea, and 122 Gerda
Pages 133-136
Pilcher, Frederick
2009MPBu...36..133P    Download PDF

Lightcurves and H-G Parameters for 901 Brunsia and 946 Poesia
Pages 136-138
Vander Haagen, Gary A.
2009MPBu...36..136V    Download PDF

On the Period of 1506 Xosa
Pages 138-139
Stecher, George; Ford, Lyle; Bianchi, Natalie; Warner, Brian D.; Robinson, Larry
2009MPBu...36..138S    Download PDF

Suggested Revised H Values of Selected Asteroids: Report Number 4
Pages 140-143
Faure, Gerard; Garrett, Lawrence
2009MPBu...36..140F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 48 Doris and 1055 Tynka
Pages 143-144
Higgins, David; Pilcher, Frederick
2009MPBu...36..143H    Download PDF

CCD Lightcurve Analysis of 511 Davida
Pages 144-145
Alton, Kevin B.
2009MPBu...36..144A    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of 1998 OR2, 1999 AQ10, and 2008 TC3
Pages 145-147
Betzler, Alberto Silva; Novaes, Alberto Brum
2009MPBu...36..145B    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Ricky Observatory
Pages 147-148
Bennefeld, Craig; Bass, Stephen; Blair, Ricco; Cunningham, Kendrick; Hill, Da'quia; McHenry, Michael; Maxwell, Lerone
2009MPBu...36..147B    Download PDF

The Very Long Sidereal Period of 1807 Slovakia
Pages 149-151
Galad, Adrian; Kornos, Leonard; Husarik, Marek
2009MPBu...36..149G    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2008 October thru 2009 March
Pages 152-157
Carbo, Landry; Green, Dawson; Kragh, Katherine; Krotz, Jonathan; Meiers, Andrew; Patino, Bernadette; Pligge, Zachary; Shaffer, Nelson; Ditteon, Richard
2009MPBu...36..152C    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from GMARS and Santana Observatories - April to May 2009
Pages 157-158
Stephens, Robert D.
2009MPBu...36..157S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis at Hunters Hill Observatory and Collaborating Stations - Autumn 2009
Pages 159-160
Higgins, David; Warner, Brian D.
2009MPBu...36..159H    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of 169 Zelia
Pages 161
Stephens, Robert D.; Pilcher, Frederick
2009MPBu...36..161S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from Leura and Kingsgrove Observatory in the Second Half of 2008
Pages 162-164
Oey, Julian
2009MPBu...36..162O    Download PDF

Analysis of the Lightcurves of 198 Ampella and 2008 SV11
Pages 164-165
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert, D.
2009MPBu...36..164W    Download PDF

2577 Litva: A Hungaria Binary
Pages 165-166
Warner, Brian D.; Pravec, Petr; Harris, Alan W.; Higgins, David; Bembrick, Colin; Brinsfield, James W.; Pray, Donald P.; Pollock, Joseph; Reichart, Daniel; Ivarsen, Kevin; Haislip, Josh; Lacluyze, Aaron; Galad, Adrian
2009MPBu...36..165W    Download PDF

Analysis of the Lightcurve of 6179 Brett
Pages 166-167
Warner, Brian D.; Pray, Donald P.
2009MPBu...36..166W    Download PDF

Period Determination of 780 Aremenia: an Inter-Longitude Collaboration
Pages 167-168
Benishek, Vladimir; Pilcher, Frederick
2009MPBu...36..167B    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Minor Planets 427 Galene and 5489 Oberkochen
Pages 168
Caspari, Petr
2009MPBu...36..168C    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Via Capote Observatory: 2nd Quarter 2009
Pages 169
Brinsfield, James W.
2009MPBu...36..169B    Download PDF

The Lightcurves of 1146 Biarmia and 5598 Carlmurray
Pages 170
Durkee, Russell I.
2009MPBu...36..170D    Download PDF

Lightcurves of 4285 Hulkower, 6867 Kuwano, and (93768) 2000 WN22
Pages 171
Vander Haagen, Gary A.
2009MPBu...36..171V    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2009 March-June
Pages 172-176
Warner, Brian D.
2009MPBu...36..172W    Download PDF

A Re-examination of the Lightcurves for Seven Hungaria Asteroids
Pages 176-179
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert, D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr
2009MPBu...36..176W    Download PDF

Analysis of the Slow Rotator (143651) 2003 QO104
Pages 179-180
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.; Carbognani, Albino
2009MPBu...36..179W    Download PDF

Photometric Observations and Lightcurve Analysis of Near-Earth Asteroids (136849) 1998 CS1, 2006 SZ217, and 2008 UE7
Pages 180-181
Ye, Quanzhi; Shi, Liaoshan; Xu, Wentao; Lin, Hung-Chin; Zhang, Junfeng
2009MPBu...36..180Y    Download PDF

Lightcurve and Absolute Magnitude of 1909 Alekhin
Pages 182-183
Dymock, Roger
2009MPBu...36..182D    Download PDF

Byproduct Targets During Photometric Observations from Modra
Pages 183-186
Galad, Adrian
2009MPBu...36..183G    Download PDF

Lightcurves for Five Close Approach Asteroids
Pages 186-187
Birtwhistle, Peter
2009MPBu...36..186B    Download PDF

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