Photometric signatures of highly nonconvex and binary asteroids

@inproceedings{urech2003PhotometricSO,
  title={Photometric signatures of highly nonconvex and binary asteroids},
  author={Josef Ďurech and Mikko Kaasalainen},
  year={2003}
}
We present an analysis of synthetic lightcurves of highly nonconvex single or synchronous binary asteroids, paying particular attention to the connection between the available solar phase angles and the observable degree of asteroid noncon- vexity. The measure of nonconvexity of an object is defined and computed for asteroids with known shapes. We discuss the possibility of recovering global nonconvexities or binary structure of an asteroid from its lightcurves. The importance of obser- vations… CONTINUE READING

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