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
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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 38-4 (2011 Oct-Dec)
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The Lightcurve Analysis of Five Asteroids
Pages 179-180
Li, Bin; Zhao, Haibin; Yao, Jingshen
2011MPBu...38..179L    Download PDF

Period Determination for 819 Barnardiana
Pages 180-181
Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel
2011MPBu...38..180A    Download PDF

Photometry of Asteroid 13241 Biyo
Pages 181-182
Albanesi, Raniero; Calabresi, Massimo; Haver, Roberto
2011MPBu...38..181A    Download PDF

The Long Period of 2675 Tolkien
Pages 182-183
Durkee, Russell I.; Brinsfield, James W.; Hornoch, Kamil; Kusnirak, Petr
2011MPBu...38..182D    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determinations for 11 Parthenope, 38 Leda, 111 Ate 194 Prokne, 217 Eudora, and 224 Oceana
Pages 183-185
Pilcher, Frederick
2011MPBu...38..183P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 45073 Doyanrose
Pages 186
Ruthroff, John C.
2011MPBu...38..186R    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurves from the Preston Gott and McDonald Observatories
Pages 187-189
Clark, Maurice
2011MPBu...38..187C    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2011 March - July
Pages 190-195
Warner, Brian D.
2011MPBu...38..190W    Download PDF

Photometric Observations and Analysis of 604 Tekmessa
Pages 195-197
Baker, Ronald E.; Warner, Brian D.
2011MPBu...38..195B    Download PDF

Lightcurves and Spin Periods from the Wise Observatory - 2011
Pages 198-199
Polishook, David
2011MPBu...38..198P    Download PDF

Several Well-observed Asteroidal Occultations in 2010
Pages 200-204
Timerson, Brad; Durech, J.; Abramson, H.; Brooks, J.; Caton, D.; Clark, D.; Conard, S.; Cooke, B.; Dunham, D. W.; Dunham, J.; Edberg, S.; Ellington, C.; Faircloth, J.; Herchak, S.; Iverson, E.; Jones, R.; Lucas, G.; Lyzenga, G.; Maley, P.; Martinez, L.; Menke, J.; Mroz, G.; Nolan, P.; Peterson, R.; Preston, S.; Rattley, G.; Ray, J.; Scheck, A.; Stamm, J.; Stanton, R.; Suggs, R.; Tatum, R.; Thomas, W.
2011MPBu...38..200T    Download PDF

Lightcurves for 1965 van de Kamp and 4971 Hoshinohiroba
Pages 204-205
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa A.; Fromm, Tim; Junghans, Paige; Lochan, Ivan; Murphy, Sean
2011MPBu...38..204H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry of 6670 Wallach
Pages 205
Pletikosa, Ivica; Cikota, Stefan; Rodriguez, Juan; Burwitz, Vadim
2011MPBu...38..205P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 531 Zerlina
Pages 206
Pilcher, Frederick; Brinsfield, James W.
2011MPBu...38Q.206P    Download PDF

53 Kalypso, a Difficult Asteroid
Pages 206-208
Pilcher, Frederick
2011MPBu...38R.206P    Download PDF

The Lightcurve for 202 Chryseis
Pages 208-209
Stephens, Robert D.; Pilcher, Frederick; Hamanowa, Hiromi; Hamanowa, Hiroko; Ferrero, Andrea
2011MPBu...38..208S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of (8639) 1991 GR
Pages 209-210
Warner, Brian D.; Coley, Daniel
2011MPBu...38..209W    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from GMARS and Sanana Observatories: 2011 April - June
Pages 211-212
Stephens, Robert D.
2011MPBu...38..211S    Download PDF

The Curse of Sisyphus
Pages 212-213
Stephens, Robert D.; French, Linda, M.; Warner, Brian D.; Wasserman, Lawrence H.
2011MPBu...38..212S    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Observatory: 2011 January thru April
Pages 214-217
Ditteon, Richard; West, Josh
2011MPBu...38..214D    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Five Taxonomic A-class Asteroids
Pages 218-220
Lucas, Michael P.; Ryan, Jeffrey G.; Fauerbach, Michael; Grasso, Salvatore
2011MPBu...38..218L    Download PDF

Call for Lightcurves: Fast Flyby of Near-Earth Asteroid 2005 YU55
Pages 220
Moskovitz, Nicholas; Warner, Brian D.
2011MPBu...38..220M    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from Leura and Kingsgrove Observatory for the Second Half of 2009 and 2010
Pages 221-223
Oey, Julian
2011MPBu...38..221O    Download PDF

Lightcurve Determination of 3151 Talbot and 4666 Dietz
Pages 223-224
Ferrero, Andrea
2011MPBu...38..223F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2011 October-December
Pages 224-229
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A. M.
2011MPBu...38..224W    Download PDF

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