Physical properties of OSIRIS-REx target asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 - Derived from Herschel, VLT/ VISIR, and Spitzer observations

@article{Mller2012PhysicalPO,
  title={Physical properties of OSIRIS-REx target asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 - Derived from Herschel, VLT/ VISIR, and Spitzer observations},
  author={T. M{\"u}ller and L. O'Rourke and A. Barucci and A. Pal and C. Kiss and P. Zeidler and B. Altieri and B. Gonzalez-Garcia and M. Kueppers},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={548},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • T. Müller, L. O'Rourke, +6 authors M. Kueppers
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • In September 2011, the Herschel Space Observatory performe d an observation campaign with the PACS photometer observin g the asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ 36 in the far infrared. The Herschel observations were analyse d, together with ESO VLT-VISIR and Spitzer-IRS data, by means of a thermophysical model in orde r to derive the physical properties of 1999 RQ 36. We find the asteroid has an e ffective diameter in the range 480 to 511 m, a slightly elongate d shape with a semi-major axis ratio of a… CONTINUE READING
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