The Mexican Asteroid Photometry Campaigns: Aiming for Asteroids' Rotation Periods

W. J. Schuster, S. A. Ayala-Gómez, A. Avilés, M. E. Contreras, S. A.R. Haro-Corzo, P. A. Loera-González, S. Navarro-Meza, L. Olgun, E. Pérez-Tijerina, M. Reyes-Ruiz, J. C. Saucedo, J. Segura-Sosa, P. A. Valdés-Sada, I. L. Fuentes-Carrera, C. Chávez-Pech, M. Rodrguez-Martnez, R. Vázquez

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    Thousands of new asteroids are discovered every year and the rate of discovery is by far larger than the determination rate of their physical properties. In 2015 a group of researchers and students of several Mexican institutions have established an observational program to study asteroids photometrically. The program, named Mexican Asteroid Photometry Campaign, is aiming to derive rotation periods of asteroids based on optical photometric observations. Since then four campaigns have been carried out. The results obtained throughout these campaigns, as well as future work, are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-38
    Number of pages4
    JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    Issue numberA30
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


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