2003 MS2

(2003 MS2 )

Discovery Circumstances:

LONEOS - Lowell Observatory-LONEOS

25 Jun 2003

(1)

Orbital Type:

AP

(*)

Taxonomic Type:

-

-

Albedo:

-

-

Diameter:(km)

173 - 387 m

($)

H:(mag)

21.20

(#)

G:

0.15

(#)

U-B:(mag)

-

-

B-V:(mag)

-

-

V-R:(mag)

-

-

R-I:(mag)

-

-

Rotation Period:(hrs)

7.

( 2)( 3)

Quality:

2R !

( 2)( 3)

Lightcurve Amplitude:(mag)

0.5

( 2)( 3)

Spin Vector:

-

-

Sense of Rotation:

-

-

Radar Observations:

Y

( 4)( 5)( 6)

Spectral Observations:

-

-

IR Observations:

-

-

Remarks

* - orbital type derived from osculating orbital elements

$ - diameter range derived from H and assumed albedo for C and S type - 0.04 and 0.20 respectively

# - 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.

R - as rotation quality code means Radar observations

References

( 1) M.P.E.C. 2003-M50

(002) Muinonen, K. et al. (2007) IAU Symp. 236, 309-320. (Spins, shapes, and orbits for near-Earth objects by Nordic NEON) (1685,1862,1981,2002FF12,2003MS2,2003RX7,2004HW)

(003) L.Benner, JPL Radar website

(004) JPL's NEO Radar Detection Program Webpage

(005) Lawrence, K.J. et al. (2012) DPS 44 110-05. (abstract) (Goldstone Radar Imaging of Near-Earth Asteroid 2003 MS2)

(006) Lawrence, K.J. et al. (2015) Icarus 260, 1-6. (Goldstone Radar Imaging of Near-Earth Asteroid 2003 MS2)


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