( 3908) Nyx

(1980 PA = 1988 XB1 )

Discovery Circumstances:

H.-E. Schuster - European Southern Observatory, La Silla

6 Aug 1980

(1)

Orbital Type:

AM

(*)( 2)( 3)( 4)( 5)

Taxonomic Type:

V

( 6)( 7)( 8)

Albedo:

0.23

( 9)(10)

Diameter:(km)

1 km

(11)

H:(mag)

17.4

(12)

G:

0.15

(#)

U-B:(mag)

0.44

(13)

B-V:(mag)

0.17

(13)

V-R:(mag)

-

-

R-I:(mag)

-

-

Rotation Period:(hrs)

4.4260

(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)

Quality:

4 !

(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)

Lightcurve Amplitude:(mag)

0.25-0.46

(14)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)

Spin Vector:

l=292,b=+71

(21)(22)

Sense of Rotation:

-

-

Radar Observations:

Y

(23)(24)(25)(26)

Spectral Observations:

Y

(27)(28)(29)(30)(31)(32)

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.

References

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(005) Farnocchia, D. et al. (2014) Cel. Mech. & Dyn. Astron. 119, 301-312. (High precision predictions for near-Earth asteroids: the strange case of (3908) Nyx)

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(007) Luu, J.X. & D.C. Jewitt (1989) I.A.U. Circ. 4722. (1985 DO2 AND (3908) 1980 PA) spectra

(008) Binzel, R.P. et al. (2004) Icarus 170, 259-294. (Observed spectral properties of near-Earth objects: results for population distribution, source regions, and space weathering processes.)

(009) Cruikshank, D.P. et al. (1991) Icarus 89, 1-13. (Three basaltic earth-approaching asteroids and the source of the basaltic meteorites)

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(014) Pravec, P. et al. (2000) Icarus submitted. (Spin vectors and shapes of (1980) Tezcatlipoca and (3908) Nyx)

(015) Drummond, J.D. & W.Z. Wisniewski (1990) Icarus 83, 349-359. (The rotational poles and shapes of 1580 Betulia and 3908 (1980PA) from one apparition)

(016) Hoffmann, M. & E.H. Geyer (1990) Acta Astronomica 40, 389-396. (Photometric observations of three near-earth asteroids) (1627) (3908) (1685)

(017) Wisniewski, W.Z. (1992) in "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1991",(A.W.Harris & E.Bowell, eds.) LPI, Houston, USA, pp. 653-656. (same as 466!)

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