Nereid: Light curve for 1999–2006 and a scenario for its variations

  title={Nereid: Light curve for 1999–2006 and a scenario for its variations},
  author={Bradley E. Schaefer and Suzanne W. Tourtellotte and David L. Rabinowitz and Martha W. Schaefer},
Abstract Nereid is a small irregular moon of Neptune that displays large-, moderate-, and small-amplitude photometric variations on both fast and slow time scales. The central mystery of Nereid is now to explain the physical mechanism of these unique brightness changes and why they change with time. To characterize Nereid's variability, we have been using the SMARTS telescopes on Cerro Tololo for synoptic monitoring from 1999 to 2006. We present a well-sampled photometric time series of 493… Expand
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