Research

 
Asteroid Light Curves

The Etscorn’s computer controlled telescopes and CCD cameras are being used to determine the light curves of asteroids.

Click on the asteroid name to see basic information and a thumbnail of light curve. Click on the thumbnail to see the full resolution graph.

1188 Gothlandia (1930 SB)

  • Discoverd:                      September 30, 1930 by Joseph Comas Sola 

    at Barcelona
  • Type:                              Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:              ~3.242 years
  • Observation Span:       Aug. – Dec., 2011
  • Observers:                    Baker, R. E., Pilcher,F., Klinglesmith III, D. A.
  • Synodic Period:            3.4916 ± 0.0001 hours
  • References:                   Baker, R.E., Pilcher,F., Klinglesmith III, D.A. (2012), “Rotation Period and H-G parameters determination for 1188 Gothlandia”, Minor Planet bul., 39, 60-63

 

 

1365 Henyey (1928 RK, 1932 WL, 1941 ME, 1973 YG4, 1984 BA, A907)


 

  • Discoverd:                     March 30 1989 by M. Koishikawa at Ayashi
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             4.60 years
  • Observation Span:      2012-07-13 — 2012-09-03
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          18.986 ± 0.008 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

 

1406 Komppa (1936 RF, 1949 SW)

  • Discoverd:                   September 13, 1936 by Y. Vaisala at Turku

  • Type:                           Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:          ~4.43 years
  • Observation Span:    Aug. 3 – Sep. 6, 2011
  • Observers:                 Durkee, R. I., Klinglesmith III, D. A., Warren, C., Briggs, J. W.
  • Synodic Period:         3.508 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                Durkee, R.I. Klinglesmith III, D.A.,Warren, C., Briggs, J.W. (2011), “The rotational period of 1406 Komppa”, Minor Planet Bul. 39, 25

 

 

1578 Kirkwood (1951 AT, 1944 DF, 1949 TF, 1952 FK)


  • Discoverd:                     1951-01-10 by Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             7.79 years
  • Observation Span:      2012-09-16 — 2012-10-125
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          12.518 ± 0.005 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

 

1761 Edmondson (1952 FN, 1950 XP, 1955 HT, 1955 US, 1969 JK, 1978 WY)


  • Discoverd:                     1952-03-30 by Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             5.66  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-11-20 — 2012-11-30
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          4.208  ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

 

 

2026 Cottrell (1951 EL1, 1955 FF, 1972 TE1)


  • Discoverd:                    1955 03-30 by Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory
  • Type:                              Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:            3.83  years
  • Observation Span:     2012-02-18 — 2012-02-28
  • Observers:                    Klinglesmith
  • Synodic Period:          4.500 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., “Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the etscorn campus observatory for January and February 2012″, Minor Planet Bulletin, 39-3, 109-110

2103 Laverna (1960 FL)

  • Discoverd:                    1960-033-20 at La Plata

  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             5.570 years
  • Observation Span:    2005-03-31 — 2005-04-07
  • Observers:                   Klinglesmith, Jamieson, Pilcher
  • Synodic Period:          9.249 ± 0.003 hours
  • References:                 Klinglesmith, D. A.; Jamieson, Q.; Pilcher, F. (2005). “Lightcurves and Periods for Asteroids 2103 Laverna and 3445 Pinson.”  Minor Planet Bulletin 32, 75-76.

 

 

 

2432 Soomana (1981 FA, 1941 BR, 1952 DW, 1961 TK, 1972 TP4, 1972 VN, A097)


  • Discoverd:                     1981-03-30 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             3.61  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-12-11 — 2012-12-13
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          3.206  ± 0.003 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

2786 Grievia (1978 RR5, 1972 GZ1, 1976 GP1, 1978 TD, 1978 UF2)


  • Discoverd:                     1978-09-06 by N. Chernykh at Nauchnyj
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             4.21  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-12-09 — 2012-12-17
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          2.911  ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

2933 Amber (1983 HN, 1938 RB, 1940 CE, 1949 FT, 1950 NE1, 1978 EB1, 1980 TE2, a917TE)


  • Discoverd:                     1983-04-18 by N.G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             4.21  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-03-05 — 2012-03-14
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          13.483  ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

3080 Moisseiev (1935 TE, 1967 EN1, 1983 AT)

  • Discoverd:                   October 3, 1935 by P. Shajin at Simeis

  • Type:                           main-belt
  • Orbital Period:           ~ 4.218
  • Observation Span:   Oct. 26 – Nov 1, 2011
  • Synodic Period:         6.230 ± 0.001 hours
  • References:               Odden, C., Martinez, L., Klinglesmith, D. A., Warren, C. (2012), “Lightcurve Analysis of 3080 Moisseiev”, Minor Planet Bul.,   39, 93

 

3397 Leyla (1964 XA)

  • Discoverd:                    December 8, 1964 by R. Burnham and N. G.  Thomas at Lowell Observatory

                                
  • Type:                            Mars Crossing
  • Orbital Period:            ~3.6 years
  • Observation Span:     Jan. 18 – Feb 07, 2012
  • Synodic Period:          3.098 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                 Klinglesmith III, D. A.,  “Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the etscorn campus observatory for January and Feburary 2012″, Minor Planet Bul.,Minor Planet Bulletin, 39-3, 109-110

 

3445 Pinson (1983 FC)

  • Discoverd:                  March 16, 1983 by E. Barr at Anderson Mesa Station, Lowell Observatory

                 
  • Type:                          Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:           4.406 years
  • Observation Span:     Mar. 31 – Apr. 9, 2005
  • Observers:                 Klinglesmith, Jamieson, Pilcher
  • Synodic Period:         7.801 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                Klinglesmith, D. A.; Jamieson, Q.; Pilcher, F. (2005). “Lightcurves and Periods for Asteroids 2103 Laverna and 3445 Pinson.”  Minor Planet Bulletin 32, 75-76.

 

3397 Leyla (1964 XA)


  • Discovered:                    October 22, 1989 by A. Mrkos at Klet           
  • Type:                                Mars crossing asteroid
  • Orbital Period:             3.60 years
  • Observation Span:     2012-01-18 — 2012-02-07
  • observers:                     Klinglesmith
  • Synodic Period:          3.098 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                   Klinglesmith III, D. A.,  “Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the etscorn campus observatory for January and February 2012″, Minor Planet Bul., Minor Planet Bulletin, 39-3, 109-110

4300 Marg Edmondson (1955 SG1, 1955 UP, 1955 VG1, 1969 QW, 1995 AG, 1986 HH, 1986 LR1, 1987 SP6)


  • Discoverd:                     1955-09-18 by Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             3.56  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-09-14 — 2012-11-15
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          9.328  ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

4801 Ohre (1989 UR4, 1939 BE, 1952 DA1, 1985 YQ1)

  • Discovered:                    October 22, 1989 by A. Mrkos at Klet

              
  • Type:                            Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:           ~4.29 years
  • Observation Span:    Jan. 1 – Jan. 31, 2012
  • Synodic Period:          32.04 ± 0.1 hours
  • References:                Klinglesmith III, D. A.,  “Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the etscorn campus observatory for January and February 2012″, Minor Planet Bul., Minor Planet Bulletin, 39-3, 109-110

 

4874 Burke (1991 AW, 1928 BB, 1970 EC, 1987 EM)

  • Discoverd:                    January 12, 1991 by E. F. Helin at Palomar

                  
  • Type:                             Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:            ~4.19 years
  • Observation Span:     Jan. 20 – Feb. 15, 2012
  • Synodic Period:           3.658 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:

 

5096 Luzin (1983 RC5, 1972 TH, 1981 CO, 1985 FA1, 1995 GZ1, 1990 SK16)


  • Discoverd:                     1983-09-05 by L.V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             3.61  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-10-26– 2012-11-04
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          3.054  ± 0.001 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

5128 Wakabayashi (1989 FJ, 1970 AK, 1980 KW, 1982 UA5)


  • Discoverd:                    1989-03-30 by M. Koishikawa at Ayashi
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             4.60  years
  • Observation Span:      2012-05-27 — 2012-05-28
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          5.930 ± 0.020 hours
  • References:                  Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. (2012), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, submitted Minor Planet bulletin

6329 Hikonejyo (1992 EU1, 1982 HC1)


 

  • Discoverd:                    1992-03-12 by A. Sugie at Dynic Astronomical Observatory
  • Type:                               Main-belt
  • Orbital Period:             43.36 years
  • Observation Span:
  • Observers:
  • Synodic Period:          6.605 ± 0.001 hours
  • References:

47035 (1998 WS, 1976 UA21, 1982 GD)

  • Discoverd:                       November 1998 by Linear at white sands

              
  • Type:                               Mars crossing
  • Orbital Period:               4.32 years
  • Observation Span:        Jan. 10 – Jan 30, 2012
  • Synodic Period:             8.008 ± 0.002 hours
  • References:                   Klinglesmith III, D. A.,  “Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the etscorn campus observatory for January and February 2012″, Minor Planet Bul., in press.

 

Publications

2004

Jamieson, Q., Klinglesmith, D.A. (2004), “Period Determinations of asteroids 1508 Kemi and 5036 Tuttle”Minor Planet Bul. , 31-4, 89

2005

Jamieson, Q., Klinglesmith, D.A. (2005), “Revised Period for 5036 Tuttle”, Minor Planet Bul., 32-1, 11

Klinglesmith, D. A.; Jamieson, Q.; Pilcher, F. (2005), “Lightcurves and Periods for Asteroids 2103 Laverna and 3445 Pinson.”  Minor Planet Bul., 32-4, 75-76.

2012

Baker, R.E., Pilcher,F., Klinglesmith III, D.A. (2012), “Rotation Period and H-G parameters determination for 1188 Gothlandia”Minor Planet Bul.39-2, 60-63

Durkee, R.I. Klinglesmith III, D.A.,Warren, C., Briggs, J.W. (2012), “The rotational period of 1406 Komppa”Minor Planet Bul. 39-1, 25

Klinglesmith III, D. A. (2012),  ”Asteroid lightcurve analysis at the Etscorn Campus Observatory for January and Feburary 2012″Minor Planet Bul. ,39-3, 109-110

Klinglesmith III, D.A., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Han, X. L., Heffner, O.R., Kidd, A.W., Magnetta, B.J., Rastede,F.W. (2012), “8077 Hoyle: A Short Period Asteroid “,  Minor Planet Bul., 39-4, 203

Klinglesmith III, D.A., Ferrero, A., Odden, C., Strabla, L., Quadri, U., Girelli, R. (2012), “Light Curve for 8345 Ulmerspatz”, Minor planet Bul., 39-4, 204-209

Odden, C., Martinez, L., Klinglesmith, D. A., Warren, C. (2012), “Lightcurve Analysis of 3080 Moisseiev”,Minor Planet Bul., 39-2, 93

Pilcher, F., Briggs, J.B., Franco, L., Inasaridze, R.Y., Krugly, Y.N., Molotov, I.E., Klinglesmith III, D.A., Pollock, J., Pravec, P. (2012), “Rotation Period Determination for 5143 Heracles “, Minor Planet Bul., 39-3, 148-151

Pilcher, F., Benishek, V., Briggs, J.W., Ferrero, A., Klinglesmith III,  D. A., Warren, C. (2012), “Eight Months of Lightcurves of 1036 Ganymed”, Minor Planet Bul., 39-3, 141-144

Warren, C. A., (2012),  “ A Determination of the Rotational Period of  8882 Sakaetamura”, Minor Planet Bul., 39-4, 206-207

Warner, B.D., Klinglesmith III, D.A., Skiff, B.A.  (2012), “Lightcurve Inversion for 47035 (1998WS)”, Minor planet Bul., 34-4, 216-220

2013

Klinglesmith III, D.A., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, Warren, C. A. Ferrero, A., (2013),   “ Lightcurve Analysis of 3948 Bohr and 4874 Burke: An international Colaboration”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-1, 15-16

Klinglesmith III, D.A., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, Warren, C.A., (2012), “Lightcurves for 1394 Algoa, 3078 Horrocks, 4724 Brodken and 6329 Hikonejyo”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-1, 16-17

Klinglesmith III, D. A., Hanowell, J., Risley, E., Turk, J., Vargas, A., Warren, C. A., (2013), “Asteroid Synodic Periods from Etscorn Campus Observatory”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-2, 65-67

Li, B., Zhao, H., Han, X.L., Klinglesmith III, D.A, Hanowell, J., (2013),  “Photometric Observations of 1542 Schalen”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-2, 68-69

Pilcher, F., Benishek, V., Ferrero, A., Klinglesmith III, D. A., Pravec, P., Roy, R., Behrend, R., (2013), “New Photometry of 1473 Ounas”, submitted Minor Planet Bul.,

Risley, E., (2013), “3382 Cassidy: A short Period Asteroid”,Minor Planet Bul., 40-2,  80-81

Turk, J., (2013), “Lightcurve and Rotational Period Determination for 5275 Zdislava”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-2, 62

Vargas, A., (2013), “Synodic Period for 2454 Olaus Magnus from Frank T. Etscorn Observatory”, Minor Planet Bul., 40-2, 61