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.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 46-4 (2019 Oct-Dec)
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H-G Parameters for (37652) 1994 JS1
Pages 373
Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Noschese, Alfonso; Becchione, Antonio; Catapano, Antonio
2019MPBu...46..373F    Download PDF

Rotation Period for 1711 Sandrine
Pages 374-376
Percy, Stephen C.
2019MPBu...46..374P    Download PDF

The Rotation Period of 5351 Diderot
Pages 377
Izzo, Luca; de Franciscis, Sebastiano; de Rodrigáñez, Francisco Javier Rollin Sáenz; Romero, Alvaro Castro; García, Andrés Marín; Martinez, María Sánchez; Roa, Andrea García; Antonio, José; Rodríguez, Gallego; Lopez, Paula Fabiola Freundlinger; Muñoz, Jaime Gómez; Noschese, Alfonso; Mollica, Maurizio; Vecchione, Antonio
2019MPBu...46..377I    Download PDF

A Model of Minor Planet Number Distributions: Visual Observations
Pages 378-380
Salthouse, Andrew
2019MPBu...46..378S    Download PDF

Six Asteroids from the 2018 Mexican Asteroid Photometry Campaign
Pages 381-383
Contreras, M.E.; Olguín, L.; Loera-González, P.; Saucedo, J.C.; Schuster, W.J.; Valdés-Sada, P.; Segura-Sosa, Juan
2019MPBu...46..381C    Download PDF

2638 Gadolin Lightcurve Analysis
Pages 384
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Yates, Eric; Sewell, Cameron; Tapscott, Elliot; Margolis, Adam; Goren, Eric; Merlo-Coyne, John; Zahid, Samir; Reinhardt, Alexander; Malone, Sean; Gardner, Casey; Seidell, Tim; Koehn, Jordan; Pattanayak, Soumya
2019MPBu...46..384H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Five Main-Belt Asteroids: 3446 Combes, (9410) 1995 BJ1, (17780) 1998 FY13, (24491) 2000 YT 123, and 28341 Bingaman
Pages 385-386
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Singh, Ajay; Malwitz, Andrew; Wilson, Caleb; Huang, Daniel; Nava, Diego; Yu, Iris; Chappell, Nick; Lin, Jonathan; Du, Lynn; Vijaykumar, Aishwarya; Dries, Robert; Lou, Yifan; Brincat, Stephen M.; Galdies, Charles; Grech, Winston
2019MPBu...46..385H    Download PDF

Lightcurve for 3816 Chugainov
Pages 387
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa; Anil, Akshay; Baffes, Pavlos; Ferrell, Brandon; Gandham, Satya; Gregory, Michael; Menon, Rudra; Moore, Conor; Pongchit, Alex; Proulx, Anthony; Sackalosky, Corey; Sefik, Yavuz; Weddle, Tyler; Eric Yates
2019MPBu...46..387H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis and Rotation Period of 6372 Walker
Pages 388
Hayes-Gehrke, Melissa N.; Berk, Marley; Fatodu, Abisola; Kanani, Bhargin; Kropschot, Quinn; Marks, Julia; Misangyi, Ella; Nguyen, Matthew; Stone, Julie; Suniga, Joshua; Thompson, Michael; Vorsteg, Matthew; Wagman, Timothy; Marchini, Alessandro; Banfi, Massimo; Papini, Riccardo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Brincat, Stephen M.; Galdies, Charles; Winston Grech
2019MPBu...46..388H    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of L5 Trojan Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2019 April to June
Pages 389-392
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.
2019MPBu...46..389S    Download PDF

Spin-Shape Model for 131 Vala
Pages 392-394
Franco, Lorenzo; Pilcher, Frederick; Marchini, Alessandro; Baj, Giorgio; Bacci, Paolo; Maestripieri, Martina; Bacci, Roberto
2019MPBu...46..392F    Download PDF

Mainbelt Asteroids Lightcurve Analysis from TAR Telescope Network: 2018 October - 2019 May
Pages 395-399
Aznar Macías, Amadeo; Licandro, Javier; Serra-Ricart, Miquel
2019MPBu...46..395A    Download PDF

Photometric Observations of Seventeen Minor Planets
Pages 400-406
Polakis, Tom
2019MPBu...46..400P    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis of Hilda Asteroids at the Center for Solar System Studies: 2019 April-June
Pages 406-412
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2019MPBu...46..406W    Download PDF

Potential Binary and Tumbling Asteroids from the Center for Solar System Studies
Pages 412-418
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2019MPBu...46..412W    Download PDF

Photometric Observations for 7 Main-belt Asteroids: 2019 February - May
Pages 418-421
Fauerbach, Michael
2019MPBu...46..418F    Download PDF

Rotation Period of Asteroid 349 Dembowska
Pages 422
Colognese, Alberto
2019MPBu...46..422C    Download PDF

Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Center for Solar System Studies
Pages 423-428
Warner, Brian D.; Stephens, Robert D.
2019MPBu...46..423W    Download PDF

Lightcurve Analysis, Rotation Period and H-G Parameters Determination for 2727 Paton
Pages 439-440
Noschese, A.; Mollica, M.; Catapano, A.; Vecchione, A.
2019MPBu...46..439N    Download PDF

Collaborative Asteroid Photometry from UAI: 2019 May-June
Pages 441-443
Franco, Lorenzo; Marchini, Alessandro; Baj, Giorgio; Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Paolo Bacci, Maestripieri, Martina; Galli, Gianni; Casalnuovo, Giovanni Battista; Chinaglia, Benedetto; Bachini, Mauro; Succi, Giacomo
2019MPBu...46..441F    Download PDF

The Color Indices of the NEA (66391) 1999 KW4
Pages 444
Carbognani, Albino
2019MPBu...46..444C    Download PDF

New Lightcurves of 50 Virginia, 57 Mnemosyne, 59 Elpis, 194 Prokne, 444 Gyptis, and 997 Priska
Pages 445-448
Pilcher, Frederick
2019MPBu...46..445P    Download PDF

Main-belt Asteroids Observed from CS3: 2019 April to June
Pages 449-456
Stephens, Robert D.; Warner, Brian D.
2019MPBu...46..449S    Download PDF

1744 Harriet: Another Very Slowly Rotating Asteroid
Pages 456-457
Pilcher, Frederick; Klinglesmith, Daniel III; Oey, Julian
2019MPBu...46..456P    Download PDF

Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Asteroid Photometric Survey (NEAPS): Paper 4
Pages 458-503
Skiff, Brian A.; McLelland, Kyle P.; Sanborn, Jason J.; Pravec, Petr; Koehn, Bruce W.
2019MPBu...46..458S    Download PDF

Collaborative Asteroid Photometry for 3653 Klimishin, 4748 Tokiwagozen and 9951 Tyrannosaurus
Pages 504-505
Marchini, Alessandro; Franco, Lorenzo; Papini, Riccardo; Banfi, Massimo; Salvaggio, Fabio; Galdies, Charles; Brincat, Stephen M.
2019MPBu...46..504M    Download PDF

Lightcurves and Synodic Rotation Periods for Seven Asteroids: 2019 April-July
Pages 506-508
Benishek, Vladimir
2019MPBu...46..506B    Download PDF

Lightcurve Photometry Opportunities: 2019 October-December
Pages 509-514
Warner, Brian D.; Harris, Alan W.; Durech, Josef; Benner, Lance A.M.
2019MPBu...46..509W    Download PDF

Index to Volume 46
Pages 515-518
Werner, Robert A.
2019MPBu...46..515W    Download PDF

In This Issue
Pages 519-520
Warner, Brian D.
2019MPBu...46..519W    Download PDF

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