The Minor Planet Bulletin

Click on image to zoom

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)..."

Cumulative Index to Volumes 1-45
Cumulative Asteroid Lightcurve Index (Volumes 1 through 51-2)

Search for
Published between    

Issues for the upcoming quarter-year are released on about the 21st of March, June, September, and December. Full issues and individual papers from vol 1 (1973) to present are available via links on this page.

Important: If the ADS bibcode and "Download PDF" links are missing for the latest issue, it is because the ADS has not processed the files. The links will be made available after the ADS processes the files.
If the "Download PDF" link is visible and there is no PDF available, clicking the link will download an arbitrary page. We are working with ADS to make sure all papers are available and, if not, being able to diasable the link. The "Download Full Issue" link does retrieve the correct file.

Vol 1-7 run Jul-Jun. Vol 8-present run Jan-Dec. Only papers indexed in the ADS are included. Earlier volumes often contain more papers than listed here. It's recommended to download the full issue in vol 1-9.

Volume 51 (2024)

Volume 50 (2023)

Volume 49 (2022)

Volume 48 (2021)

Volume 47 (2020)

Volume 46 (2019)

Volume 45 (2018)

Volume 44 (2017)

Volume 43 (2016)

Volume 42 (2015)

Volume 41 (2014)

Volume 40 (2013)

Volume 39 (2012)

Volume 38 (2011)

Volume 37 (2010)

Volume 36 (2009)

Volume 35 (2008)

Volume 34 (2007)

Volume 33 (2006)

Volume 32 (2005)

Volume 31 (2004)

Volume 30 (2003)

Volume 29 (2002)

Volume 28 (2001)

Volume 27 (2000)

Volume 26 (1999)

Volume 25 (1998)

Volume 24 (1997)

Volume 23 (1996)

Volume 22 (1995)

Volume 21 (1994)

Volume 20 (1993)

Volume 19 (1992)

Volume 18 (1991)

Volume 17 (1990)

Volume 16 (1989)

Volume 15 (1988)

Volume 14 (1987)

Volume 13 (1986)

Volume 12 (1985)

Volume 11 (1984)

Volume 10 (1983)

Volume 9 (1982)

Volume 8 (1981)

Volume 7 (1980)

Volumes 6-7 (1979)

Volumes 5-6 (1978)

Volumes 4-5 (1977)

Volumes 3-4 (1976)

Volumes 2-3 (1975)

Volumes 1-2 (1974)

Volume 1 (1973)

Issue 37-4 (2010 Oct-Dec)
Download Full Issue

Show abstracts

Period Determination for 4191 Assesse
Pages 14--2-143
Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel
2010MPBu...37..142A    Download PDF

Opportunities for Observations of Minor Planets Having Close Approaches with (1) Ceres, (2) Pallas, (4) Vesta
Pages 51
Kochetova, O.
2000MPBu...27...51K    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory
Pages 99-101
Krotz, Jonathan; Albers, Kendra; Carbo, Landry; Kragh, Katherine; Meiers, Andrew; Yim, Arnold; Ditteon, Richard
2010MPBu...37...99K    Download PDF

Light Curve Analysis of Asteroids from Leura and Kingsgrove Observatory in the First Half of 2009
Pages 135-136
Oey, Julian
2010MPBu...37..135O    Download PDF

Minor Planet Bulletin Now Changing to Limited Print Subscriptions
Pages 135
Pilcher, Frederick; Binzel, Richard P.
2010MPBu...37..135P    Download PDF

Lightcurve and H-G Parameters for 2004 Lexell
Pages 137-138
Vander Haagen, Gary A.
2010MPBu...37..137V    Download PDF

Lightcurves for 890 Waltraut, 3162 Nostalgia, and 6867 Kuwano
Pages 138
Owings, Larry E.
2010MPBu...37..138O    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 932 Hooveria
Pages 139
Warner, Brian D.; Sada, Pedro V.; Pollock, J.; Reichart, Daniel; Ivarsen, Ivan; Haislip, Josh; Lacluyze, Aaron; Nysewander, Melissa
2010MPBu...37..139W    Download PDF

Occultations by 81 Terpsichore and 694 Ekard in 2009 at Different Rotational Phase Angles
Pages 140-142
Timerson, Brad; Durech, J.; Pilcher, F.; Albers, J.; Beard, T.; Berger, B.; Berman, B.; Breit, D.; Case, T.; Collier, D.; Dantowitz, R.; Davies, T.; Desmarais, V.; Dunham, D.; Dunham, J.; Garlitz, J.; Garrett, L.; George, T.; Hill, M.; Hughes, Z.; Jacobson, G.; Kozubal, M.; Liu, Y.; Maley, P.; Morgan, W.; Morris, P.; Mroz, G.; Pool, S.; Preston, S.; Shelton, R.; Welch, S.; Westfall, J.; Whitman, A.; Wiggins, P.
2010MPBu...37..140T    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 188 Menippe
Pages 143-144
Warner, Brian D.; Higgins, David
2010MPBu...37..143W    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 310 Margarita
Pages 144
Pilcher, Frederick; Oey, Julian
2010MPBu...37..144P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Determination of 2954 Delsemme, 3305 Ceadams and 7476 Ogilsbie
Pages 145
Ferrero, Andrea
2010MPBu...37..145F    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Via Capote Observatory: 2010 February-May
Pages 146-147
Brinsfield, James W.
2010MPBu...37..146B    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determinations for 80 Sappho, 145 Adeona, 217 Eudora, 274 Philagoria, 567 Eleutheria,and 826 Henrika
Pages 148-149
Pilcher, Frederick
2010MPBu...37..148P    Download PDF

Upon Further Review: II. An Examination of Previous Lightcurve Analysis from the Palmer Divide Observatory
Pages 150-151
Warner, Brian D.
2010MPBu...37..150W    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2009 October thru 2010 April
Pages 152-158
Albers, Kenda; Kragh, Katherine; Monnier, Adam; Pligge, Zachary; Stolze, Kellen; West, Josh; Yim, Arnold; Ditteon, Richard
2010MPBu...37..152A    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Main Belt Asteroids 185 Eunike, 567 Eleutheria, and 2500 Alascattalo
Pages 158-159
Ruthroff, John C.
2010MPBu...37..158R    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from GMARS and Santana Observatories: 2010 April - June
Pages 159-161
Stephens, Robert D.
2010MPBu...37..159S    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2010 March - June
Pages 161-165
Warner, Brian D.
2010MPBu...37..161W    Download PDF

The Lightcurve of Near-Earth Asteroid 2010 NR1
Pages 165-166
Farmer, Steve E., Jr.
2010MPBu...37..165F    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 2375 Radek
Pages 166
Benishek, Vladimir; Pilcher, Frederick
2010MPBu...37..166B    Download PDF

New Lightcurves of 40 Harmonia and 105 Artemis
Pages 167
Pilcher, Frederick
2010MPBu...37..167P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 279 Thule
Pages 168-169
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Coley, Daniel; Stephens, Robert D.; Allen, Bill; Higgins, David
2010MPBu...37..168W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2010 October - December
Pages 169-172
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A. M.
2010MPBu...37..169W    Download PDF

copyright©2017-2022 Brian D. Warner. Funding to support this web site was provided by NASA grant NSSC 80NSSC18K0851 prior to 2021 April.