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.2.9: updated 2019 November 14)
The ZIP file contains the Authors Guide PDF as well as a "starter" paper in Word 97 (DOT) and Word 2007+ (DOTX).
Please read this updated guide since there are a number of changes from previous guides.
  • 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 42-4 (2015 Oct-Dec)
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Lightcurve Analysis of Six Asteroids
Pages 235-237
Garcerān, Alfonso Carreņo; Macias, Amadeo Aznar; Mansego, Enrique Arce; Rodriguez, Pedro Brines; de Harro, Juan Lozano
2015MPBu...42..235G    Download PDF

Finding the Lightcurve and Rotation Period of Minor Planet 13003 Dickbeasley
Pages 237
Odden, Caroline; Jenkins, Ravn; Nasser, Ravenne; Nix Sabine; Dear, Anna
2015MPBu...42..237O    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of 2020 Ukko
Pages 238
Pilcher, Frederick; Benishek; Vladimir
2015MPBu...42..238P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 318 Magdalena and 335 Roberta
Pages 239
Pilcher, Frederick; Martinez, Luis
2015MPBu...42..239P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for 1238 Predappia
Pages 240
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Chuchuva, Dmitriy; Kumthekar, Aboli; Modica, Amanda; Higgins, Annalynn; Gmurczyk, Benjamin; Garcia, William; Argueta, Luis; Litz, Philip
2015MPBu...42..240H    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 2996 Kugultinov
Pages 241
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Chapin, Rebecca; Cromwell, Samuel; Castro, David; Spano, Francesca; Kyung, Justin; Parsons, David; Homick, Joseph; Bott, Etienne
2015MPBu...42Q.241H    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 6518 Vernon
Pages 241-242
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Tran, Brian; Kuo, Klar; Woodyar, Jack; Dhoerty, Devin; McCarthy, Jay; Bukhari, Sarosh
2015MPBu...42R.241H    Download PDF

Target Asteroids! Observing Campaigns for 2015 October through December
Pages 242-243
Hergenrother, Carl; Hill, Dolores
2015MPBu...42..242H    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for Asteroid (16813) 1997 UT6
Pages 244
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Cameron, Henry; Gulotta, Charles; He, Yicheng; Kirsch, Dylan; Lee, James; Linden, Jacob; Montague-Smith, Nathaniel; Stinson, Carter
2015MPBu...42..244H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of 5181 Surf
Pages 245
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Afe, Adeseye; Cha, Daniel; Cotton, Ayana; Diedrick, Jasmine; Liu, Kevin; Livas, Matthew; Melone, Katelyn; Mistry, Samirbhai; Murphy, Jacob; Ren, Xin; Romano, Philip; Scearce, Michael; Smith, Andrew; Summers, Brian
2015MPBu...42..245H    Download PDF

Lightcurve of Minor Planet 1492 Oppolzer
Pages 245
Montigiani, Nico; Mannucci, Massimiliano; Ferrini, Lapo
2015MPBu...42..245M    Download PDF

Photometry of Three Asteroids with the ZA-320M Telescope of Pulkovo Observatory
Pages 246-247
Gorshanov, Denis; Devyatkin, Alexander; Martyusheva, Alexandra; Bekyashev, Rizvan
2015MPBu...42..246G    Download PDF

Rotation Period of 2019 van Albada
Pages 247
Liu, Junda
2015MPBu...42..247L    Download PDF

The Lightcurve for Asteroid 107 Camilla
Pages 248
Tanigawa, Takumi; Omae, Yuya; Ebisu, Daichi; Mawano, Mika; Kanda, Tomoya; Takano, Tomoki; Tanaka, Aki; Nakata, Atshushi; Hirono, Kayo; Moriuchi, Shota; Nakamura, Shunsuke; Mizoguchi, Tomoki; Tanigawa, Tomoyasu
2015MPBu...42..248T    Download PDF

3841 Dicicco: A Binary Asteroid
Pages 249-250
Klinglesmith, Daniel A. III; Franco, Lorenzo; Odden, Carolyn E.; Pravec, Petr; Scardella, Maurizio; Tomassini, Angelo
2015MPBu...42..249K    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed at Etscorn Observatory: 2015 April - June
Pages 251-252
Klinglesmith, Daniel A. III; Hanowell, Jesse; Hendrickx, Sebastian; Madden Karl; Montgomery, Samuel
2015MPBu...42..251K    Download PDF

Rotation Period and H-G Parameters Determination for 910 Anneliese
Pages 252-253
Alvarez, Eduardo Manuel
2015MPBu...42..252A    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of the Near-Earth Asteroid (6053) 1993 BW3
Pages 254-256
Warner, Brian D.
2015MPBu...42..254W    Download PDF

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2015 March-June
Pages 256-266
Warner, Brian D.
2015MPBu...42..256W    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2015 March-June
Pages 267-276
Warner, Brian D.
2015MPBu...42..267W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Two Near-Earth Asteroids
Pages 276-277
Stephens, Robert D.; French, Linda M.; Warner, Brian D.; Connour, Kyle
2015MPBu...42..276S    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 2641 Lipschutz
Pages 278
Marchini, Alessandro; Mancino, Sara; Papini, Riccardo; Salvaggio, Fabio
2015MPBu...42..278M    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from CS3: Results for 1754 Cunningham and 7023 Heiankyo
Pages 279
Stephens, Robert D.
2015MPBu...42..279S    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 134 Sophrosyne, 521 Brixia, and 873 Mechthild
Pages 280-281
Pilcher, Frederick
2015MPBu...42..280P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 4149 Harrison and (5633) 1978 UL7
Pages 281-283
Papini, Riccardo; Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Salvaggio, Fabio
2015MPBu...42..281P    Download PDF

Lightcurve and Rotation Period Determination for 1492 Oppolzer and (9773) 1993 MG1
Pages 283-284
Salvaggio, Fabio; Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo
2015MPBu...42..283S    Download PDF

A New Synodic Period for 2296 Kugultinov
Pages 284-285
Lang, Kim; Jacobsen, Jens
2015MPBu...42..284L    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2015 October-December
Pages 286-290
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2015MPBu...42..286W    Download PDF

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