Long-term photometric monitoring of the dwarf planet (136472) Makemake

  title={Long-term photometric monitoring of the dwarf planet (136472) Makemake},
  author={T. A. Hromakina and Irina Belskaya and Yurij Krugly and Vasilij Shevchenko and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Nicol{\'a}s Morales and Audrey Thirouin and Raguli Inasaridze and V. R. Ayvazian and Vasili Zhuzhunadze and D. Perna and Vasiliy Rumyantsev and Inna Reva and Alexander V Serebryanskiy and Aleksandr V. Sergeyev and Igor Evgenevich Molotov and Viktor Anatolevich Voropaev and Sergey Velichko},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
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