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Study Of The Asteroid Florence

Quijano-Vodniza, Alberto (2018) Study Of The Asteroid Florence. In: 232nd MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, Junio 3 a 7/2018, DENVER-COLORADO-USA.

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Asteroid Florence was discovered at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia (March 1981). Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS-JPL said: “Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began” [1]. The asteroid passed 7.1 million kilometers away from the earth [2]. The GDSCC-NASA discovered that the asteroid has two small moons. The diameter of Florence is 4.5 kilometers, and the sizes of the two moons are probably between 100 - 300 meters across. The inner moon has a rotation period around Florence of about 8 hours, and the outer moon has a period of about 25 hours [3]. From our Observatory, located in Pasto-Colombia, we captured several pictures, videos and astrometry data during several hours during three days. Our data was published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) and also appears at the web page of NEODyS [4]. The pictures were captured with the following equipment: CGE PRO 1400 CELESTRON and STL-1001 SBIG camera. Astrometry and photometry was carried out, and we calculated the orbital elements and the rotation period.

Tipo de Elemento: Conferencia o Taller artículo (Poster)
Palabras Clave: Asteroide, Curva de luz, Florence, NASA, Observatorio Astronómico de Pasto, Alberto Quijano Vodniza
Asunto: Q Ciencias > QB Astronomy
Q Ciencias > QC Physics
Division: Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales > Programa de Física > Productividad
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