(25143) Itokawa : The power of radiometric techniques for the interpretation of remote thermal observations in the light of the Hayabusa rendezvous results (New Insights into Near-Earth and Main-Belt Asteroids)

  title={(25143) Itokawa : The power of radiometric techniques for the interpretation of remote thermal observations in the light of the Hayabusa rendezvous results (New Insights into Near-Earth and Main-Belt Asteroids)},
  author={Thomas Muller and Sunao Hasegawa and Fumihiko Usui},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
The near-Earth asteroid (25143) Itokawa was characterized in great detail by the Japanese Hayabusa mission. We revisited the available thermal observations in the light of the true asteroid properties with the goal of evaluating the possibilities and limitations of thermal model techniques. In total, we used 25 published ground-based mid-infrared photometric observations and five so far unpublished measurements from the Japanese infrared astronomical satellite AKARI in combination with improved… Expand
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