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 41-4 (2014 Oct-Dec)
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Lightcurve Analysis for 4167 Riemann
Pages 203
Zhao, Amy; Aggarwal, Ashok; Odden, Caroline
2014MPBu...41..203Z    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 308 Polyxo
Pages 204
Pilcher, Frederick; Strabla, Luca Pietro; Quadri, Ulisse; Girelli, Roberto
2014MPBu...41..204P    Download PDF

Another Asteroid with a Changing Lightcurve: 232 Russia
Pages 205
Pilcher, Frederick
2014MPBu...41..205P    Download PDF

Lightcurves for Inversion Model Candidates
Pages 206-208
Klinglesmith, Daniel A. III; Hanowell, Jesse; Warren, Curtis Alan
2014MPBu...41..206K    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 299 Thora
Pages 209-210
Pilcher, Frederick; Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel; Pravec, Petr
2014MPBu...41..209P    Download PDF

Trojan Asteroids Observed from CS3: 2014 January-May
Pages 210-212
Stephens, Robert D.; Coley, Daniel R.; French, Linda M.
2014MPBu...41..210S    Download PDF

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2014 March-June
Pages 213-224
Warner, Brian D.
2014MPBu...41..213W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of the NEA Binary Asteroid 5381 Sekhmet
Pages 224-226
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.
2014MPBu...41..224W    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from CS3: 2014 April-June
Pages 226-230
Stephens, Robert D.
2014MPBu...41..226S    Download PDF

Rotation Period, Spin Axis, and Shape Model for Main-belt Asteroid 92 Undina
Pages 230-233
Warner, Brian D.
2014MPBu...41..230W    Download PDF

Rotation Period of 227 Philosophia is Re-evaluated
Pages 233-234
Pilcher, Frederick; Alkema, Michael S.
2014MPBu...41..233P    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2014 March-June
Pages 235-241
Warner, Brian D.
2014MPBu...41..235W    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurves from Altimira Observatory
Pages 241-243
Buchheim, Robert K.
2014MPBu...41..241B    Download PDF

Rotational Period for 1658 Innes, (10597) 1995 TR10, and 30017 Shaundatta
Pages 243-244
Franco, Lorenzo; Papini, Riccardo
2014MPBu...41..243F    Download PDF

A Comprehensive Photometric Investigation of 185 Eunike
Pages 244-250
Pilcher, Frederick; Behrend, Raoul; Bernasconi, Laurent; Franco, Lorenzo; Hills, Kevin; Martin, Axel; Ruthroff, John C.
2014MPBu...41..244P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determiniations for 24 Themis, 65 Cybele, 108 Hecuba, 530 Turandot, and 749 Malzovia
Pages 250-252
Pilcher, Frederick
2014MPBu...41..250P    Download PDF

Rotation Periods and R Magnitudes of Three Koronis Family Members
Pages 252-254
Arredondo, Anicia; Hartt, Anne-Marie; Yazdi, Sormeh K.
2014MPBu...41..252A    Download PDF

Period Determination for 398 Admete: the Lowest Numbered Asteroid with no Previously Known Period
Pages 254-255
Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel
2014MPBu...41..254A    Download PDF

Rotational Period of Asteroid 12282 Crombecq
Pages 255
Franco, Lorenzo
2014MPBu...41..255F    Download PDF

An Updated Period Determination for 772 Tanete
Pages 256-257
Martinez, Luis E.; Ferrero, Andrea
2014MPBu...41..256M    Download PDF

Rotation Periods and Lightcurves for Six Near-Earth Asteroids
Pages 257-260
Benishek, Vladimir
2014MPBu...41..257B    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for the Slow Rotator 3345 Tarkovskij
Pages 260-261
Benishek, Vladimir; Coley, Daniel R.
2014MPBu...41..260B    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 671 Carnegia
Pages 261-262
Benishek, Vladimir; Papini, Riccardo
2014MPBu...41..261B    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for the Main-belt Asteroid 1517 Beograd
Pages 263-264
Benishek, Vladimir; Pilcher, Frederick
2014MPBu...41..263B    Download PDF

Asteroids Lightcurves at OAVdA: 2013 December - 2014 June
Pages 265-270
Carbognani, Albino
2014MPBu...41..265C    Download PDF

Target Asteroids! Observing Targets for 2014 October through December
Pages 270-273
Hergenrother, Carl; Hill, Dolores
2014MPBu...41..270H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for Three Asteroids: 4000 Hipparchus, 5256 Farquhar, and 5931 Zhvanetskij
Pages 274-275
Odden, Caroline E.; Bond, J. Brooke; Aggarwal, Ashok K.; Seokjun, Yoon; Chapman, Kathryn J.; Fortin, Liam G.; He, David B.; Hurley, Cooper D.; Joli-Coeur, Laurent; Little, John; Neumann, A. Miles; Ortega, Marelene; Park, Ji Tae; Simard-Halm, Malina; Simon, Matthew I.; Taylor, Isabel O.; Zhu, Emily C.
2014MPBu...41..274O    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids from Blue Mountains Observatory in 2013
Pages 276-281
Oey, Julian
2014MPBu...41..276O    Download PDF

Sidereal Photometric Astrometry as Efficient Initial Search for Spin Vector
Pages 282-284
Slivan, Stephen M.
2014MPBu...41..282S    Download PDF

New Photometric Observations of the Binary Near-Earth Asteroid (137170) 1999 HF1
Pages 285-286
Sonka, Adrian Bruno; Popescu, Marcel; Nedeku, Dan Alin
2014MPBu...41..285S    Download PDF

Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Asteroid Photometric Survey (NEAPS) - 2009 January through 2009 June
Pages 286-300
Koehn, Bruce W.; Bowell, Edward G.; Skiff, Brian A.; Sanborn, Jason J.; McLelland, Kyle P.; Pravec, Petr; Warner, Brian D.
2014MPBu...41..286K    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2014 October-December
Pages 301-304
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Pravec, Petr; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2014MPBu...41..301W    Download PDF

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