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(abstract) Asteroid 4769 Casalia: Intrepretation of Optical Lightcurves Using a Radar-Derived Shape Model

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dc.contributor.author Hudson, R.S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ostro, S.J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Harris, A.W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1994-10-31 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Washington, DC en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0945 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34590
dc.description.abstract A 167-parameter, 3-D shape model of Castalia, obtained from inversion of delay-Doppler images, constrained the object's subradar latitude on the date of the observations by defining an annular sky region that contains Castalia's pole. We have used the shape model and nominal Hapke parameters for S asteroids to model Castalia lightcurves obtained at Table Mountain Observatory on August 23-25, 1989, at solar phase angles ranging from 58° to 90°. This investigation defines the projected pole's azimuthal orientation around the radar line of sight and therefore yields a least-squares estimate of the orientation of Castalia's north or south pole; there is insufficient geometric leverage to distinguish the rotation sense or to estimate values of Hapke parameters. The model lightcurves match the TMO data surprisingly well, given the modest number of shape parameters in the model and the fact that part of the asteroid was not seen by the radar. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other asteroid Castalia shape radar 3-D model optical lightcurves en_US
dc.title (abstract) Asteroid 4769 Casalia: Intrepretation of Optical Lightcurves Using a Radar-Derived Shape Model en_US


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