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 40-4 (2013 Oct-Dec)
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Lightcurve Analysis of Extremely Close Near-Earth Asteroid - 2012 DA14
Pages 187-188
Elenin, Leonid; Molotov, Igor
2013MPBu...40..187E    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry, H-G Parameters and Estimated Diameter for 1412 Lagrula
Pages 188
Casalnuovo, Giovanni Battista
2013MPBu...40..188C    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 26 Proserpina, 31 Euphrosyne, and 681 Gorgo
Pages 189
Pilcher, Frederick
2013MPBu...40..189P    Download PDF

Period Determination for 4527 Schoenberg
Pages 190
Burkhonov, O. A.; Ehgamberdiev, Sh. A.; Ergashev, K. E.
2013MPBu...40..190B    Download PDF

Inversion Model Candidates
Pages 190-193
Klinglesmith III, Daniel A.; Hanowell, Jesse; Risley, Ethan; Turk, Janek; Vargas, Angelica; Warren, Curtis Alan
2013MPBu...40..190K    Download PDF

Rotational Period of Asteroid 6479 Leoconnolly
Pages 194
Franco, Lorenzo
2013MPBu...40..194F    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 730 Athanasia
Pages 194-195
Pilcher, Frederick
2013MPBu...40..194P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 498 Tokio
Pages 196-197
Pilcher, Frederick; Martinez, Luis
2013MPBu...40..196P    Download PDF

Lightcurve for (152756) 1999 JV3
Pages 196
Stephens, Robert D.; French, Linda M.
2013MPBu...40..196S    Download PDF

Rotational Period of Asteroid Francis
Pages 197
Franco, Lorenzo; Tomassini, Angelo; Scardella, Maurizio
2013MPBu...40..197F    Download PDF

A Troop of Trojans: Photometry of 24 Jovian Trojan Asteroids
Pages 198-203
French, Linda M; Stephens, Robert, D.; Coley, Daniel R.; Wasserman, Lawrence H.; Vilas, Faith; La Rocca, Daniel
2013MPBu...40..198F    Download PDF

A Plethora of Phocaea Asteroids
Pages 203-204
Stephens, Robert D.; Coley, Daniel R.
2013MPBu...40..203S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry, H-G Parameters, and Estimated Diameter for 15621 Erikhovland
Pages 204-205
Casalnuovo, Giovanni Battista
2013MPBu...40..204C    Download PDF

Lightcurve of the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (163249) 2002 GT
Pages 205
Franco, Lorenzo; Bacci, Paolo; Tesi, Luciano; Fagioli, Giancarlo
2013MPBu...40..205F    Download PDF

Lightcurve of (4507) 1990 FV
Pages 206-207
Ito, Takashi; Yoshida, Fumi; Fukushima, Hideo; Sato, Hideo; Takahashi, Shigeru; Nakamura, Tsuko; Dermawan, Budi; Miyasaka, Seidai; Sato, Yusuke; Ip, Wing-Huen; Chen, Wen-Ping
2013MPBu...40..206I    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2013 May-June
Pages 208-212
Warner, Brian D.
2013MPBu...40..208W    Download PDF

Photometric Study of Four Asteroids at Texas A&M Commerce Observatory
Pages 212-213
Montgomery, Kent A.; Davis, Cheri; Renshaw, Thomas; Rolen, Jacob
2013MPBu...40..212M    Download PDF

Period Determination for the Slow Rotator 2546 Libitina
Pages 214
Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel
2013MPBu...40Q.214A    Download PDF

Lightcurve of 3422 Reid Using Star Subtraction Techniques
Pages 214-215
Aznar, Amadeo
2013MPBu...40R.214A    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at Elephant Head Observatory: 2013 April-July
Pages 215-216
Alkema, Michael S.
2013MPBu...40..215A    Download PDF

Asteriod Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory: 2013 February-March. The Final Report.
Pages 217-220
Warner, Brian D.
2013MPBu...40..217W    Download PDF

One New and One Suspected Hungaria Binary Asteroid
Pages 221-223
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2013MPBu...40..221W    Download PDF

Photometry of Minor Planets. I. Rotation Periods from Lightcurve Analysis for Seven Main-belt Asteroids
Pages 224-229
Fauvaud, Stephane; Fauvaud, Marcel
2013MPBu...40..224F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Inversion for 38 Leda
Pages 229-231
Franco, Lorezo; Pilcher, Frederick; Durech, Josef
2013MPBu...40..229F    Download PDF

3 Asteroids' Lightcurve Analysis from Bassano Bresciano Observatory
Pages 232-233
Strabla, Luca; Quadri, Ulisse; Girelli, Roberto
2013MPBu...40..232S    Download PDF

Target Asteroids! Observing Targets for October through December 2013
Pages 233-235
Hergenrother, Carl; Hill, Dolores
2013MPBu...40..233H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2013 October-December
Pages 236-240
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2013MPBu...40..236W    Download PDF

Fauvaud, Stéphane, Fauvaud, Marcel
Photometry of Minor Planets, I.

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