Blanco, C. and di Martino, M. and Ferreri, W. and Gonano, M. and Mottola, S. and Neukum, G. (1990) Photoelectric and CCD Photometry of Asteroids 951 Gaspra and 66 Maja. XXVIII 28 COSPAR Meeting, 28 June-5 July 1990, The Hague, The Netherlands..
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951 Gaspra and 66 Maja are planned to be targets of fly-bies by the GALILEO and CASSINI Space Missions. The fly-by of 951 Gaspra is expected for October 91 and will show for the first time an asteroid in close-up. To support the planning, an Earth-based international observing campaign has started in 1988. We present the photoelectric and CCD light curves obtained at that time at the observatories of Asiago, Catania and Loiano (Italy), and their composites derived applying Fourier analysis. The collected data for 951 Gaspra allowed to determine the sideral rotational period, the prograde sense of rotation, H and G values and B-V and V-R color indices.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Photoelectric and CCD Photometry of Asteroids 951 Gaspra and 66 Maja.|
|Keywords:||951 Gaspra, 66 Maja, Asteroid, Photometry, Galileo|
|Event Title:||XXVIII 28 COSPAR Meeting, 28 June-5 July 1990, The Hague, The Netherlands.|
|HGF - Research field:||UNSPECIFIED|
|HGF - Program:||other|
|HGF - Program Themes:||other|
|DLR - Research area:||UNSPECIFIED|
|DLR - Program:||no assignment|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institut für Optoelektronik|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 09:30|
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