Convex Shape and Rotation Model of Lucy Target (11351) Leucus from Lightcurves and Occultations

@article{Mottola2020ConvexSA,
  title={Convex Shape and Rotation Model of Lucy Target (11351) Leucus from Lightcurves and Occultations},
  author={S. Mottola and S. Hellmich and M. Buie and A. Zangari and S. Marchi and Michael E. Brown and H. Levison},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
We report new photometric lightcurve observations of the Lucy Mission target (11351) Leucus acquired during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 apparitions. We use these data in combination with stellar occultations captured during five epochs (Buie et al. 2020) to determine the sidereal rotation period, the spin axis orientation, a convex shape model, the absolute scale of the object, its geometric albedo, and a model of the photometric properties of the target. We find that Leucus is a prograde rotator… Expand

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