Solar System Research

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 291–300 | Cite as

Some specific features of light curves of (39) Laetitia, (87) Sylvia, (90) Antiopa, and 2006 VV2 asteroids

  • I. A. Vereshchagina
  • D. L. Gorshanov
  • A. V. Devyatkin
  • P. G. Papushev


The results of photometric observations of (87) Sylvia, 2006 VV2, (90) Antiopa, and (39) Laetitia asteroids in 2006–2008 are presented. The specific features of light curves are considered for each object. In particular, for asteroid (87) Sylvia, possible mutual phenomena in this triple system are identified. Asteroid 2006 VV2 manifests a strong dependence of the light curve on the filter color, which testifies to the presence of inhomogeneities on its surface. The previously unknown brightness variation period with a duration of about three days was obtained for this asteroid. For binary asteroid (90) Antiopa, the strong dependence of its brightness on the phase angle was noticed; this may testify to the very flattened shape of its components. Considerable time variations of the shape of the light curve for asteroid (39) Laetitia may testify either to its complex shape or to its binary character.

PACS numbers

95.85.Kr 96.25.De 96.30.Ys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Vereshchagina
    • 1
  • D. L. Gorshanov
    • 1
  • A. V. Devyatkin
    • 1
  • P. G. Papushev
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulkovo ObservatoryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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