Asteroid photometry

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Edited by: Patrick MichelFrancesca E. DeMeo, and William F. Bottke



Asteroid photometry has three major applications: providing clues about asteroid surface physical properties and compositions, facilitating photometric corrections, and helping design and plan ground-based and spacecraft observations. The most significant advances in asteroid photometry in the past decade were driven by spacecraft observations that collected spatially resolved imaging and spectroscopy data. In the mean time, laboratory measurements and theoretical developments are revealing controversies regarding the physical interpretations of models and model parameter values. We will review the new developments in asteroid photometry that have occurred over the past decade in the three complementary areas of observations, laboratory work, and theory. Finally we will summarize and discuss the implications of recent findings.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Asteroid photometry
ISBN 978-0-8165-3213-1
DOI 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch007
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Univ. of Arizona Press
Publisher location Tuscon, AZ
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 32 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Asteroids IV
First page 129
Last page 150