( 2062) Aten

(1976 AA )

Discovery Circumstances:

E. F. Helin - Palomar Mountain

7 Jan 1976

(1)

Orbital Type:

AT

(*)( 2)( 3)

Taxonomic Type:

S,Sr

( 4)( 5)( 6)

Albedo:

0.20

( 7)( 8)( 9)(10)(11)

Diameter:(km)

1.30 km

(12)(13)(14)

H:(mag)

17.12

(15)

G:

0.15

(#)

U-B:(mag)

0.46

(16)

B-V:(mag)

0.93

(16)

V-R:(mag)

-

-

R-I:(mag)

-

-

Rotation Period:(hrs)

40.77

(17)(18)

Quality:

2 !

(17)(18)

Lightcurve Amplitude:(mag)

0.26

(17)(18)

Spin Vector:

-

-

Sense of Rotation:

-

-

Radar Observations:

Y

(19)(20)

Spectral Observations:

Y

(21)

IR Observations:

-

-

Remarks

* - orbital type derived from osculating orbital elements

# - absolute magnitude H derived from astrometric observation via orbit determination - G value assumed to be 0.15

! - quality code according to Lagerkvist et al. (1989) in "Asteroids II" (Eds. R.P.Binzel et al.), Univ.Ariz.Press, Tucson, USA, pp. 1162-1179.

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(016) Tedesco, E.F. (1989) in "Asteroids II" (Eds. R.P.Binzel et al.), Univ.Ariz.Press, Tucson, USA, pp. 1090-1138.

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(018) Harris, A.W. (DLR) (1998) Icarus 131, 291-301. (A Thermal Model for Near-Earth Asteroids)

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