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.
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Minor Planet Bulletin
c/o Melissa Hayes-Gehrke
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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 44-4 (2017 Oct-Dec)
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Photometric Observations of Main-belt Asteroids 1990 Pilcher and 8443 Svecica
Pages 287-288
Brincat, Stephen M.; Grech, Winston
2017MPBu...44..287B    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 10041 Parkinson
Pages 288-289
Ruthroff, John C.
2017MPBu...44..288R    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2017 April thru June
Pages 289-294
Warner, Brian D.
2017MPBu...44..289W    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 46 Hestia, 118 Peitho, 333 Badenia, 356 Liguria, and 431 Nephele
Pages 294-297
Pilcher, Frederick
2017MPBu...44..294P    Download PDF

Rotation Period for (332660) 2008 WL7
Pages 298
Davalos, J. A. G.; Silva, J. S.; Tamayo, F. J.; Schuster, J. W.; Alvarez, F. I.
2017MPBu...44..298D    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for 341 California, 594 Mireille, 1115 Sabauda, 1504 Lappeenranta, and 1926 Demiddelaer
Pages 299-302
Polakis, Tom; Skiff, Brian A.
2017MPBu...44..299P    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 213 Lilaea
Pages 303
Pilcher, Frederick; Franco, Lorenzo; Odden Carline; Sydney, Marler; Paris, Lydia; Ward, Noah S.; Yung, Victor
2017MPBu...44..303P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Observations of Nine Main-belt Asteroids
Pages 304-305
Warell, Johan
2017MPBu...44..304W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for 2142 Landau
Pages 306-307
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Arrington, Kade; Brady, Josh; Christian, Sabrina; Ginsburg, Symon; McLeod-Campbell, Destiny; Musial, Christian; Pham, Andrew; Woodward, Duncan
2017MPBu...44..306H    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 1117 Reginita
Pages 307
Tan, Hanjie; Li, Bin; Gao, Xing
2017MPBu...44..307T    Download PDF

Lightcurve and Rotation Period for Minor Planet 2504 Gaviola
Pages 308
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa; Linko, David; Bhasin, Raghav; Johnson, James; Bermudez, Brian; Fedorenko, Iryna; Tillis, Katie; Vilar, Nicole
2017MPBu...44..308H    Download PDF

Lightcurve for Asteroid 4404 Enirac
Pages 309
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa; Caffes, Rosemary; Gibson, Anthony; Honer, Alex; Hunter, Ryan; Paul, Tracey; Quimby, Coleman; Riffe, Thomas; Roberts, Mark; Schemmel, Jack; Unaegbu, Uchechukwu; Wilton, Zachary
2017MPBu...44..309H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for Near-Earth Asteroid (138404) 2000 HA24
Pages 310
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa; de La Beaujardiere, Jack; Kotgire, Prathamesh; Piel, Austin; King, Miles; Tran, Kenneth; Kenyon, Jackson; Hagen, David; Fulling, Liam; Walters, Jason; Acuna, Alexander
2017MPBu...44..310H    Download PDF

Rotation Periods for Three Main-belt Asteroids
Pages 311-312
Franco, Lorenzo; Baj, Giorgio; Tinella, Vito; Bachini, Mauro; Succi, Giacomo; Casalnuovo, Giovanni Battista; Bacci, Paolo
2017MPBu...44..311F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of L4 Trojan Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies 2017 April-June
Pages 312-316
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.
2017MPBu...44..312S    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 397 Vienna
Pages 316
Pilcher, Frederick; Marciniak, A.; Kaminski, K.; Horbowicz, J.; Skrzypek, J.; Oey, Julian; Ogloza, W.
2017MPBu...44..316P    Download PDF

Lightcurves of 131 Vala and 612 Veronika During Their 2017 Apparitions
Pages 317-318
Pilcher, Frederick
2017MPBu...44..317P    Download PDF

(24495) 2001 AV1 - A Suspected Very Wide Binary
Pages 319-320
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.; Aznar Macias, Amadeo; Benishek, Vladimir
2017MPBu...44..319S    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from CS3: 2017 April - June
Pages 321-323
Stephens, Robert D.
2017MPBu...44..321S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of NEA (190166) 2005 UP156: A New Fully-Synchronous Binary
Pages 324-325
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Aznar Macias, Amadeo; Oey, Julian
2017MPBu...44..324W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of the Near-Earth Asteroid 6063 Jason
Pages 325-326
Warner, Brian D.; Aznar Macias, Amadeo; Benishek, Vladimir; Oey, Julian; Gross, Roger
2017MPBu...44..325W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Two Near-Earth Asteroids: 2010 VB1 and 2014 JO25
Pages 327-330
Warner, Brian D.
2017MPBu...44..327W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Hilda Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2017 April thru July
Pages 331-334
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2017MPBu...44..331W    Download PDF

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2017 April thru June
Pages 335-344
Warner, Brian D.
2017MPBu...44..335W    Download PDF

Asteroids Observed from Estcorn Observatory
Pages 345-348
Klinglesmith, Daniel K., III
2017MPBu...44..345K    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 3892 Dezso and 14339 Knorre
Pages 349-350
Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo; Salvaggio, Fabio
2017MPBu...44..349M    Download PDF

Stull Observatory Lightcurve Observations: 1998-2002
Pages 350-354
DeGraff, David R.
2017MPBu...44..350D    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 3760 Poutanen and 14309 Defoy
Pages 354-355
Salvaggio, Fabio; Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo
2017MPBu...44..354S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2017 October-December
Pages 355-361
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2017MPBu...44..355W    Download PDF

Index to Volume 44
Pages 362-364
Werner, Robert
2017MPBu...44..362W    Download PDF

In This Issue
Pages 365
Warner, Brian D.
2017MPBu...44..365W    Download PDF

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