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.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 45-4 (2018 Oct-Dec)
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Filtered Photometric Monitoring of 1591 Baize
Pages 311-312
Bentz, Misty C.; Abbot, Caleb; Agudelo, Steven; Dassing, Steven; Flynn, Wyatt; Gibbs, Austin; Gonzalez, Louis; Kim, Bokyoung; Paredes, Leonardo; Toben, Christopher; Vrijmoet, Eliot Halley; Yep, Alexandra
2018MPBu...45..311B    Download PDF

Rotation Period for (138847) 2000 VE62
Pages 313-315
Percy, Stephen C.
2018MPBu...45..313P    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of Near-Earth Asteroid 2018 GE3
Pages 315-316
Gornea, Andreea Ioana; Sonka, Adrian Bruno; Birlan, Mirel; Anghel, Simon
2018MPBu...45..315G    Download PDF

A Lightcurve of 1090 Sumida
Pages 317
Blake, R. M.; Himeno, K.
2018MPBu...45..317B    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of 1856 Ruzena
Pages 318-319
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa, N.; Stoeckel, Brandon; Vishnu, Suteerth; Rhoades, Dallas; Yang, Daniel; Pham, Alex; Gingerich; Andrew; Woo, Gi Yoon; Brincat, Stephen M.; Galdies, Charles; Grech, Winston
2018MPBu...45..318H    Download PDF

Rotation Period Determination for 418 Alemannia and 4911 Rosenzweig
Pages 319-320
Gorby, Richard D.; Rengstorf, Adam W.; Pavel, Jacob
2018MPBu...45..319G    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Main-belt Asteroid (9899) 1996 EH
Pages 321
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Nakamura, Chris; Estes, Erin; Holen, Keona; Vo, Justin; Ramos, Leonel; Tran, Chanh; Sweeney, Jeffrey; Sigler, Jack
2018MPBu...45..321H    Download PDF

Two Possible Rotation Periods for (86401) 2000 AF143
Pages 322
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Amireddy, Suhas; Choi, Daniel; Collins, Kyle; Nguyendinh, Christian; Patel, Nisarg; Toscano, Michael; Wang, Haotian
2018MPBu...45..322H    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 3394 Banno and the Raw Lightcurve of (48697) 1996 HX14
Pages 323
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Hannon, Cory; Lockwood, Isaac; Lee, Justin; Moyer, Richard III; Hidayat, Adrian; Moore, Steve; Newman, Michael; Toujas-Bernate, Oliver
2018MPBu...45..323H    Download PDF

4767 Sutoku Lightcurve Determination
Pages 324
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Dolinka, Matthew; Ihde, Ian; Liu, Albert; Souders, Kevin; Umar, Saira; Xiong, Carl; Gholson, Sydney; Brashear, Dustin
2018MPBu...45..324H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for 19911 Rigaux
Pages 325
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Raman, Owen; Ibrahim, Diarre; Isolato, Jonathan; Strouth, Kyle; Bacon, Emery; Haslup, Danielle; Awowale, Eni; Valizadeh, Neema
2018MPBu...45..325H    Download PDF

Rotation Period for 4221 Picasso
Pages 326-328
Percy, Stephen C.
2018MPBu...45..326P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Minor Planets Observed at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2017 June-July
Pages 328-329
Ditteon, Richard; Trent, Lee
2018MPBu...45..328D    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis and Rotation Period for (3394) Bano
Pages 330-331
Mollica, M.; Noschese, A.; Vecchione, A.
2018MPBu...45..330M    Download PDF

Five Lightcurves from the Shed of Science: 2017 November - 2018 April
Pages 331-333
Montminy, Brigitte; McDonald, Katherine; Durkee, Russell I.
2018MPBu...45..331M    Download PDF

Neglected Lightcurves from the Shed of Science
Pages 333-335
Durkee, Russell I.
2018MPBu...45..333D    Download PDF

A Photometric Study of 1144 Oda
Pages 335-336
Pilcher, Frederick
2018MPBu...45..335P    Download PDF

Redetermined Orbital Period for the Newly Discovered Near-Earth Binary Asteroid 15745 Yuliya
Pages 336-337
Benishek, Vladimir; Pravec, P.
2018MPBu...45..336B    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Minor Planets Observed at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory: 2017 August-September
Pages 338-340
Ditteon, Richard; Black, Sydney; Masner, Zachary; Osborne, Joshua; Trent, Lee
2018MPBu...45..338D    Download PDF

2207 Antenor: A Suspected Jovian Trojan Binary
Pages 341-342
Stephens, Robert D.; Praved, Petr; Kučáková, Hana; Kusnirak; Hornoch, Kamil; Benishek, Vladimire; Aznar Macias, Amadeo; Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..341S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of L5 Trojan Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2018 April to May
Pages 343-347
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..343S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis for Fourteen Main-belt Minor Planets
Pages 347-352
Polakis, Tom
2018MPBu...45..347P    Download PDF

Asteroids Observe from CS3: 2018 April - June
Pages 353-355
Stephens, Robert D.
2018MPBu...45..353S    Download PDF

New Lightcurves of 33 Polyhymnia, 49 Pales, 289 Nenetta, 504 Cora, and 821 Fanny
Pages 356-359
Pilcher, Frederick
2018MPBu...45..356P    Download PDF

(139345) 2001 KA67: A Potential NEA Very-wide Binary Asteroid
Pages 360-362
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..360S    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Main-belt Asteroids from BMO and DRO in 2016: I
Pages 363-366
Oey, Julian; Groom, Roger
2018MPBu...45..363O    Download PDF

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2018 April-June
Pages 366-379
Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..366W    Download PDF

Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station: 2018 April-June
Pages 380-386
Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..380W    Download PDF

Lightcurve and Rotation Period Determinations for Seven Asteroids
Pages 386-389
Benishek, Vladimir
2018MPBu...45..386B    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Hilda Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2018 April-June
Pages 390-393
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2018MPBu...45..390W    Download PDF

2491 Tvashtri: A New Binary Hungaria Asteroid
Pages 394-396
Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..394W    Download PDF

Three Asteroids from Etscorn: 461 Saskia, 3800 Karayusuf and (42701) 1998 MD13
Pages 397-398
Klinglesmith, Daniel A. III; Lovata, Erin Aaron
2018MPBu...45..397K    Download PDF

Lightcurves for 91 Aegina, 235 Carolina, 1117 Reginita, and (505657) 2014 SR339
Pages 399-400
Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Baj, Giorgio; Scarfi, Giulio; Succi, Giacomo; Bachini, Mauro; Arena, Claudio
2018MPBu...45..399F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Asteroids 2040 Chalonge, 4575 Broman and 5852 Nanette
Pages 401-402
Odden, Caroline E.; Kini, Anjalie S.; Buehler, Jacob I.; Kozol, Eliana; Cullen, Ora; Tang, Junpin
2018MPBu...45..401O    Download PDF

Lightcurve for 3800 Karayusuf
Pages 403
Franco, Lorenzo; Bacci, Paolo; Maestripieri, Martina; Carotta, Giulio; Carotta, Marco; Nesti, Linda; Fragai, Martina
2018MPBu...45..403F    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2018 October-December
Pages 404-408
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2018MPBu...45..404W    Download PDF

Index to Volume 45
Pages 409-412
Werner, Bob
2018MPBu...45..409W    Download PDF

In This Issue
Pages 413
Warner, Brian D.
2018MPBu...45..413W    Download PDF

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