Two-Period Lightcurves of 1996 FG3, 1998 PG, and (5407) 1992 AX: One Probable and Two Possible Binary Asteroids

@inproceedings{Pravec2000TwoPeriodLO,
  title={Two-Period Lightcurves of 1996 FG3, 1998 PG, and (5407) 1992 AX: One Probable and Two Possible Binary Asteroids},
  author={Petr Pravec and Lenka {\vS}arounov{\'a} and David L. Rabinowitz and Michael D. Hicks and Marek Wolf and Yurij N. Krugly and Fiodor Velichko and Vasilij G. Shevchenko and V. G. Chiorny and Ninel M. Gaftonyuk and Guy Genevier},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract We present the results of photometric observations of 1996 FG 3 , 1998 PG, and (5407) 1992 AX. Each asteroid has a complex lightcurve that can be described as the coaddition of two independent components, one with a short synodic period P 1 of several hours, and another with a longer synodic period P 2 . For 1996 FG 3 , the shape of the long-period component strongly suggests a system of two bodies in bound orbits about their common center of mass, displaying both mutual eclipses and… CONTINUE READING

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